Earth Institute

Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 5:49pm
There is no hypocrisy in noting that our systems of production and transportation have made fossil fuels virtually mandatory in everyday life. The University must step up to say that the science we teach and practice is not to be blithely ignored.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015, 5:10am
Some faculty members of the Earth Institute—a research institute devoted to addressing issues related to sustainable development and the protection of the earth’s environment—chose not to sign an open letter from faculty asking University President Lee Bollinger to divest the University’s...
Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 6:06am
Colleagues and students remember Becker as an adventurous learner and an effective teacher. He was 53.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 4:03am
Three Columbia students won the top prize in an environmental policy competition held by the Columbia Economics Review, organizers announced Friday.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013, 12:28am
Mayor-elect Bill elaborated on his signature plan for universal pre-kindergarten in New York Tuesday afternoon at Columbia in his first major speech after his election.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 4:46am
The Millennium Development goals will expire in 2015—and Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs believes that too many lives are at stake to let politicians figure out how to replace them.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 9:07pm
Jeffrey Sachs on the importance of Columbia's engagement with the New Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012, 3:15am
Klaus Jacob, SIPA professor and Earth Institute researcher, wrote a report in 2011 predicting the damage a severe storm would inflict on the New York subway system—and watched as his findings were realized in Hurricane Sandy.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 3:20am
Jeff Sachs and other sustainability experts and scientists gathered Thursday at the State of the Planet conference, an event hosted by the Earth Institute every two years.
Sun, Mar 21, 2010, 10:45pm
The Earth Institute attributed the decision to a high level of student interest in the existing concentration. The addition of the major thus stands in sharp contrast to the bureaucratic lethargy that bogs down many potentially positive progressions at Columbia: A research institution, largely...