Sustainable Development Archives - State of the Planet

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

Just Climate Change Action: The Importance and Challenges of Centering Indigenous Wisdom and Perspectives

Indigenous communities are on the frontlines of the climate crisis, leading the way for innovative actions rooted in first-hand experiences of climate disasters and shifts, and knowledge transferred across generations.

Education Brings Sectors Together to Address Fluorosis in Alirajpur

A new project from the Center for Sustainable Development and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will use education interventions to try to curb fluorosis, caused by high fluoride levels in drinking water, in Alirajpur, India.

by |August 12, 2019

Hiron Point Once More

We sailed to Hiron Point in the Sundarban Mangrove Forest to upgrade old and install new equipment. I have been to this beautiful remote site several times before. After competing the work, we sailed for over a day to reach our next site on a primary school roof.

by |July 26, 2019