Kelsie DeFrancia, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 2

Kelsie DeFrancia is Assistant Director of the Earth Institute's Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management and a lecturer in sustainability management at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies.

Recent Posts

Embracing a New Environmental Era in China

As China incorporates environmental considerations into its economic planning process, its government appears to be carefully examining the relationship between sustainability and broader development goals.

by |July 8, 2015

In China, Establishing Indicators for Global Sustainable Development

Last weekend, Earth Institute executive director Steven Cohen and post-doctoral research scholar Dong Guo participated in the Fourth Global Think Tank Summit in Beijing, hosted by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE). CCIEE, the preeminent think tank in China headed by the former vice premier, hosted hundreds of politicians, scholars, business leaders, and experts from nearly 30 countries at the summit.

by |July 2, 2015

Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

On Tuesday, authors Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Alison Miller celebrated the release of their new book, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Moderated by Columbia MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum Curtis Probst, the authors discussed the critical role of government and public policy in bringing about a sustainable economy at a book launch hosted by the Earth Institute and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

by |February 6, 2015

Designing a Sustainability Framework for China

Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen traveled to Beijing to formalize a partnership with the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, the preeminent think tank in China, to design sustainability metrics based on China’s unique development conditions.

by |October 23, 2014

Driving Sustainability in China

In China, measuring sustainability is in a preliminary but progressive stage, and the government is playing a leading role in driving Chinese companies to go green. Behind the encouraging numbers, however, lie some less attractive facts.

by |February 26, 2014