Sustainability Policy and Management News Archives - State of the Planet

Carbon Pricing as a Policy Instrument to Decarbonize Economies

A new study analyzes the suitability of different carbon pricing mechanisms as instruments to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

by |October 22, 2019
carbon catalogue

Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

The Carbon Catalogue makes it easy to explore consumer products’ carbon emissions and the various strategies companies are employing to reduce emissions.

by |February 14, 2019

Advancing Sustainable Development in China

In Beijing, China, last month, the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management released its second annual report of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System.

by |December 21, 2018
circular economy panel discussion

What it Will Take to Create a Circular Economy

Building an economy based on reusing and repurposing products will require big transformations. Participants at a recent event outlined concrete steps on how we can move forward.

by |December 4, 2018

Working Toward Green Growth in Urban China

Last month, the Earth Institute’s Anyi Wang and Allison Bridges presented their research on Chinese urban environmental sustainability at a conference in Mexico City.

by |August 30, 2018

Collaborative Ecosystems in Sustainable Finance: Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds

Financial markets are the primary directors of economic activity in a capitalist global society, but they also have an important societal role in encouraging investments that are beneficial to natural and human ecosystems.

by |May 11, 2018

Moving Towards 100% Renewable Energy: Drivers Behind City Policies and Pledges

As the United States federal government retreats from energy innovation and environmental regulation, local and regional efforts across the U.S. are scaling up.

by |April 24, 2018
panel discussion including steve cohen and richard moss

Translating Science into Action

How can science be used and transferred effectively by decision-makers? How can we manage scientific uncertainty? These are some of the questions tackled on Monday at the event, ‘Speaking Science to Power.’

by |April 6, 2018

The Rise of Cities in the Battle Against Climate Change

Last week, Canada hosted the world’s first climate change summit for urban leaders. It looks like it will have a lasting impact on how we think about and take action on climate change.

by |March 13, 2018
low library at columbia university

Summer Internship with Professor Steven Cohen

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student seeking a paid internship for summer 2018? Apply by March 23 to work with Professor Steven Cohen.

by |March 5, 2018