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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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Cascadia Subduction Zone, One of Earth’s Top Hazards, Comes Into Sharper Focus
June 8, 2024

Where tectonic plates collide off the coasts of the western United States and Canada, giant earthquakes and tsunamis occur. The last one was 324 years ago. When will be the next?

New Report Provides a Ranking of Sustainability Around the World
June 4, 2024

The 2024 Environmental Performance Index, produced by centers at Columbia Climate School and Yale, offers a scorecard for 180 countries based on their climate change mitigation, ecosystem vitality and environmental health.

Sheila Foster Recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers
May 28, 2024

Foster, a visiting professor of climate at Columbia Climate School, was honored by the prestigious organization for her career achievements.

Education

Columbia University is a global leader in climate and sustainability education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Education programs at the Columbia Climate School provide the interdisciplinary knowledge base for future climate leaders to work with businesses, communities, governments, and civil society to address the climate crisis.

Research

The 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

The 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.

Impact

The Columbia Climate School translates its academic work into evidence-based analysis and advice to inform decision- and policy-makers in communities, governments, industries, and nonprofits in the US and globally.

New Report Refutes 33 False Claims About Solar, Wind and Electric Vehicles
June 11, 2024

The Sabin Center identified and examined the 33 most pervasive false claims about renewable energy.

New Report Provides a Ranking of Sustainability Around the World
June 4, 2024

The 2024 Environmental Performance Index, produced by centers at Columbia Climate School and Yale, offers a scorecard for 180 countries based on their climate change mitigation, ecosystem vitality and environmental health.

A New Way To Help Protect Pregnant Women and Children From Lead Poisoning
May 28, 2024

Lamont research professor Alexander van Geen is testing a new kit that detects lead in old paint.

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