SIPA Archives - State of the Planet

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Power to the People

A team of students designs and implements an off-grid solar panel system to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

by Kathrin Havrilla-Sanchez |January 22, 2020
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Spring 2020 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by January 29, 2019.

by |December 9, 2019

Scott Barrett is Not Hopeful About Climate Change, But He is Determined

Focusing on collective action that aligns with human nature, he studies solutions to the greatest problem facing the world today.

by |March 19, 2019

Six Reasons to Be Hopeful About Fighting Climate Change

Depressing news and turbulent politics can leave many of us discouraged, but it’s not all doom and gloom; Earth Institute experts weigh in on what gives them hope.

by |February 13, 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

Uncovering the Science behind Environmental Legislation

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Workshop requirements mirror real-world sustainability problem-solving.

by |August 6, 2018

Meet the 2019 Environmental Science and Policy Student Government Organization

The organization is critical in connecting Environmental Science and Policy students to each other, the alumni network, and School of International and Public Affairs.

by |June 29, 2018

Introducing the Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2019

The graduate class consists of 57 students who will combat today’s most pressing sustainability and environmental problems.

by |May 31, 2018
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Sid Shah: From the Field to Resource Economics and Policy

Sid is attending Columbia’s MSP-ESP program get a more formal training in economics and policy, in order to apply that information in natural resources management legislation and other interests. 

by |March 20, 2018