Sustainable Development

Research Update: “Re-Conceptualizing the Science of Sustainability” now available

by |November 30th, 2016

AC4 Director Josh Fisher and Project Coordinator Kristen Rucki have recently published an article in the journal Sustainable Development. Titled “Reconceptualizing the Science of Sustainability”, this article recommends an expanded view of sustainability science that operates at the nexus of conflict, development, and the environment, explicitly incorporating concepts of peace and conflict. The authors suggest… read more

“Storms of My Grandchildren” – CSPAN Book Talk with Professor James Hansen

by |July 16th, 2012

In his book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, Columbia University’s Professor James Hansen explains why we are seeing shifts in climate, and what the impact of these changes will be if we do not take strides to limit our use of fossil… read more

Academic Festival 2012 Keynote Address by Jeffrey D. Sachs at Teachers College

by |July 15th, 2012

Earth Institute Director, Jeffrey Sachs, defines and explores the complexities and challenges of sustainable development at the Annual Academic Festival held at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2012. Watch Jeffrey Sachs’ keynote address, which highlights the importance of being proactive about addressing the challenges we have never seen before.

Land Tenure Disputes in Haiti – Radio Interview with Mark Levy

by |June 27th, 2012

Columbia University’s Professor Marc Levy, Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), is interviewed by our very own Executive Co-Chair, Dr. Peter Coleman. Professor Marc Levy delves into his research, which aims to connect sustainable processes to the prevention of conflict.  Specifically, his work aims to understand how Haitian citizens… read more