Environmental Science Archives - State of the Planet

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

Graduate Professional Education in Sustainability Management and Environmental Policy

The students studying with us are the antidote to dysfunction and corruption and our best hope for a sustainable future.

by |August 27, 2018