The Columbia Climate School's mission is to develop and inspire knowledge-based solutions and educate future leaders for just and prosperous societies on a healthy planet.

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News Highlights

Columbia Climate School Celebrates Its First Class Day
May 13, 2022

The inaugural class of Climate School students have finished their courses and donned their light blue caps and robes for the ceremony.

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork, 2022 and Beyond
May 11, 2022

Thumbnail descriptions of field projects on land, at sea and in the air, on every continent and every ocean.

2022 World Food Prize Awarded to Columbia Climate Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig
May 5, 2022

The award recognizes her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.



Columbia Climate School nurtures and supports innovative research in the science, consequences, and human dimensions of climate change, including the methods of achieving a more sustainable and just world.

Research Centers and Programs

Columbia Climate School encompasses the Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and more than 20 other centers and programs, supporting a continuum of research, from basic discovery to societal solutions.

Office of Research

Our Office of Research nurtures our community of established and future environmental leaders through proposal development, programmatic engagement, and compliance support.


Our goal is to ensure the latest research in climate and sustainable development has real-world, real-time, equitable impact on all lives, especially those affected most by the climate crisis.

ACToday Empowers National Meteorological Services
April 20, 2022

As part of its goal to increase food security in six countries, the ACToday project has helped develop new climate services that lead to better agricultural decision making.

How ACToday Builds a Global Community of Climate-Trained Decision Makers
April 13, 2022

In the last year, project members trained more than 1,600 professionals and graduate students on integrating climate knowledge into food planning and policy, to help combat hunger.

In Madagascar, a Hurricane Simulation Transforms Into Real-life Disaster Response
April 4, 2022

Instead of leading a fictional disaster simulation as planned, Columbia researchers helped government agencies prepare for and respond to Tropical Cyclone Batsirai in real time.

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