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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.

News Highlights

Amid a Sweltering Summer, a New Study Finds Street Trees Thrive in NYC
July 12, 2024

New research demonstrates trees grow fastest in the neighborhoods that need them the most.

New Courses Will Lead the Way on Climate Resilience and Equitable Disaster Response
July 10, 2024

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia Climate School will now offer FEMA-certified trainings on climate change, equity and emergency management.

Beryl Sets off Alarm Bells Among Hurricane Experts
July 9, 2024

As hurricane frequency and intensity grow, so will death tolls and costly destruction. 

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 Courses Will Lead the Way on Climate Resilience and Equitable Disaster Response
July 10, 2024

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia Climate School will now offer FEMA-certified trainings on climate change, equity and emergency management.

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.

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