Environmental Science Archives - State of the Planet

Announcing a New Earth Institute Affiliation Program

Are you a Columbia faculty, researcher or staff person with work related to sustainability, climate or earth and environmental science? We invite you to join the Earth Institute community by becoming an Affiliate.

by |October 3, 2019

Prof. Cohen Discusses Sustainability and Cities, Government, and Sustainable Lifestyles

The Columbia Alliance program profiled Steve Cohen to discuss approaches to shape a sustainable urban future.

by |June 5, 2019

Institutionalizing Sustainability in New York City Government

Since the city’s term-limited mayor will be replaced by someone else, how do we assure that sustainability policy will continue to be implemented?

by |May 28, 2019

The True Foundation of Civil Liberty

Over the doorway of James Madison High School in Brooklyn there is a quote from James Madison which states, “education is the true foundation of civil liberty”.

by |May 20, 2019

The Use of Science in Environmental Decision Making

We need to do a better job of integrating scientific knowledge into management decision making. The world is too complicated, interconnected and dangerous to act without real scientific observations and analysis.

by |May 13, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem Focuses on Sustainability and the History of Science

Senior lecturer Sara Tjossem discusses her research and role in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by |April 1, 2019

Student Spotlight: From Marine Biology to Environmental Policy

MPA in Environmental Science and Policy student Shirley Binder aims to incorporate environmental policy fundamentals into her marine biology background.

by |February 27, 2019

Studying Sustainability in Israel: It’s Complicated

MPA in Environmental Science and Policy students travel to Israel to learn more about the geopolitical climate and resource management as a tool for peace.

by |February 11, 2019

Student Spotlight: A Shift From Education to Environmental Science and Policy

Pivoting from a career in high school science education, Sid Tulsiani hopes to engage with issues of climate change and energy.

by |November 12, 2018

Student Spotlight: Understanding Science to Support Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Policy

Elaine R. Angeles is pursuing an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy to bring science and policy-making together in developing countries.

by |September 10, 2018