Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Archives - State of the Planet

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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.

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Summer 2019 Internship Opportunities at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

These internships are paid and full-time. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

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To Fight Climate Change, Think Politics First and Often

What the Green New Deal gets that the carbon tax misses.

Opening Up Sugar Contracts in Southeast Asia: An Interview with Golda Benjamin

A recent project by the Business & Human Rights Resource Center shows how OpenLandContracts.org can be used to strengthen advocacy around corporate accountability and good governance of natural resources.

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture: Applications Now Open!

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held at Columbia University in New York City in June 2019. Applications are now open, and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Here’s How Cameroon Can Achieve Land Contract Transparency

A new law promises to remove the shroud of secrecy that has hovered over contracts and concessions the government has signed with natural resource investors.

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Transparency and Community Empowerment around Land Investments in Cameroon

Samuel Nguiffo, founder of Cameroon’s Centre for Environment and Development, explains how he uses OpenLandContracts.org, a unique tool created by the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment.