Sustainable Development Archives - State of the Planet

Student Spotlight: Graduating Seniors Reveal How to Thrive in Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

Three students discuss their experiences, achievements, and advice for the future students.

by Minji Ko |July 17, 2020
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How Do You Measure Innovation in Sustainable Development?

New research analyzes how four countries are utilizing individually tailored platforms to develop economically and sustainably.

by Rachel Kirk |July 14, 2020

Huge Land Buys Are Driving Tropical Forest Destruction

A new study finds that investments to establish new oil palm or tree plantations seem to consistently have higher rates of forest loss than other types of activities, such as mining and logging.

by |June 22, 2020

A Guide to the Good, Low-Carbon Life

For about 10 years, environmental law professor Karl Coplan has been trying to winnow down his direct footprint of CO2 emissions. He has been successful, and has just published a book chronicling his efforts.

by |January 13, 2020
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The Next Climate Tech Breakthrough May Have Already Happened, We Just Didn’t Notice

How biomimicry and evolution can offer sustainable solutions for adaptation and resilience.

by Isabelle Seckler |January 10, 2020

New Online Option for Sustainable Finance Certification Launches Next Year

Starting in the fall 2020 semester, students will be able to complete the program by enrolling in either online or on-campus courses, or both.

by |December 10, 2019

Apply Now for Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held in June 2020.

Students Meet Industry Experts At Sustainability Careers Reception

An annual Earth Institute event aims to give students access to sustainability professionals in the region.

by |November 21, 2019
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Last Chance to Apply to the 2020 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program

If you’re a recent PhD interested in sustainable development, apply by October 30.

by |October 23, 2019

Alum Works on Embedding Sustainability into Business Operations

Andrea Gomez Vesga works at ABM Industries Inc. as their corporate sustainability manager.

by |September 24, 2019