Research Overview

The Columbia Climate School powers innovative research in the science, consequences, and human dimensions of climate change. We are the research institution where the phrase "global warming" originated, and we unite the sciences, engineering, finance, humanities, arts, and policy to achieve a more sustainable and just world.


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PhD-level researchers

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Active research projects

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Transdisciplinary research centers

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Total research sponsorship since 2013

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Funding partners since 2013

"The Columbia Climate School represents a profound opportunity to escalate and deepen our science — discovery and research-based solutions are more crucial than ever." - Maureen Raymo, Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School

Office of Research

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

Research Partners & Projects

Research Centers & Programs

Bringing together high-impact centers, institutes, and initiatives, we support a continuum of research, from basic discovery to societal solutions.

Research Projects

Explore our diverse Earth, climate, environmental, and sustainability research projects around the world.

Engage with Our Research Community

Student Research Opportunities

Research News

Columbia’s Earth Networks Offer Collaborative and Innovative Opportunities to Address Climate Change
August 29, 2023

Whether working on plastics, sports, food, or environmental justice, each Earth Network provides a unique approach to a shared challenge.

How to Adapt to Climate Change, and How Not To
August 21, 2023

Adapting to climate change might seem to be all to the good, but some adaptations have negative effects that must be weighed against the positives.

New Report Highlights the Complex Intersection of Antitrust Law and Sustainability Goals
August 7, 2023

The purpose of this new report is to provoke and support engagement among policymakers, private firms, and the wider public about the ways that competition policy can support sustainable development.