How to set carbon prices that are consistent with goals of both climate experts and economists.
Economics Archives - State of the Planet
A new approach to carbon pricing avoids the pitfalls of calculating the social costs of carbon.
Cayte is an explorer, an environmental journalist and conservationist, and a student in Columbia’s Sustainability Management masters program.
Herman E. Daly examines possible paths to less fragile global systems with Kate Raworth, whose “doughnut economics” model aims to build economic policies and metrics that put thriving ahead of growing.
Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.
Using old tree rings and archival documents, historians and climate scientists have detailed an extreme cold period in Scotland in the 1690s that caused immense suffering. It may have lessons for Brexit-era politics.
Intern Dorothee Grant is using daytime and nighttime lights satellite data to help map urban areas at large spatial scales.
Warming temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather are going to cost us. But they’ll create new business opportunities, too.
Nicholas Stern is optimistic that we can create a zero-carbon world economy in the coming decades. What he’s worried about is whether we will, he said in a recent talk.
Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends
Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.