Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Author at State of the Planet

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Remote Summer 2020 Internships With the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Interns will assist the center in its mission to develop and disseminate solutions that maximize the impact of international investment for sustainable development.

Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable

Because of the intertwined crises of poverty and environmental stress, the future is bleak for coffee farmers in many countries — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes |February 14, 2020
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Spring 2020 Internship Opportunities at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 15.

Apply Now for Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held in June 2020.

Just Climate Change Action: The Importance and Challenges of Centering Indigenous Wisdom and Perspectives

Indigenous communities are on the frontlines of the climate crisis, leading the way for innovative actions rooted in first-hand experiences of climate disasters and shifts, and knowledge transferred across generations.

Renewable Energy Poses a Serious Threat to Human Rights — But It Doesn’t Have To

A conversation on the critical need for embedding human rights, especially those of indigenous communities, within the renewable energy sector, and the hurdles of pursuing environmental justice without compromising human rights.

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What the Climate Crisis Means for Land Rights

Climate change will shift the way we use land. A just transition to a low-carbon society requires recognition and protection of community land tenure.

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Fall 2019 Internship Opportunities With the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Positions are available in four different research projects. Apply by September 15, 2019.

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Lessons Learned From an Energy Company’s Green Transformation

In just 12 years, Ørsted reduced its coal use by 81 percent and became the planet’s leading offshore windfarm developer. Here’s what other companies can learn from the transition.

Legal Empowerment in Liberia: An Interview with Green Advocates

Liberian NGO Green Advocates has been using OpenLandContracts.org to give rural communities more leverage in the decisions that affect their lands.