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News Highlights

Harlem Week Event Discusses Environmental Justice and a More Equitable Future
August 15, 2022

A century ago, the Harlem Renaissance changed the worlds of art and culture. Could Harlem one day become a leader in the transition to a green economy?

What the Inflation Reduction Act Does — and Doesn’t Do — for Climate
August 12, 2022

It’s the U.S.’s first bill that focuses on climate change, but it’s not perfect.

Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022
August 4, 2022

Experts from Columbia Climate School will join events bringing together voices from business, government, and civil society for the biggest climate event on earth.



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.

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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.

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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.

New York Denies Air Quality Permit to a Cryptocurrency Mining Facility, Citing Sabin Center White Paper
July 7, 2022

On June 30, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation denied an application to renew an air quality permit for the Greenidge Generating Station, citing work published by Columbia Climate School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

Cultivating Seaweed for Carbon Removal in California: Barriers and Recommendations
June 29, 2022

Seaweed farms could capture and store carbon emissions. A new paper suggests leasing and permitting changes that could help the industry thrive in California.

Announcing the Electric Resilience Toolkit
June 16, 2022

A new compilation of resources supports policymakers and stakeholders working on issues around electric sector regulation and climate resilience planning.