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The Columbia Climate Center is directed by Peter Schlosser and was established in 2009 as part of the Earth Institute. It aims to improve knowledge about climate variability and change.

Our Mission

The Columbia Climate Center seeks to improve humankind’s capacity to understand, predict, and respond to climate variability and change within a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development. By integrating basic and applied research in climate science, engineering, public health, economics, social science and political science conducted throughout Columbia University, the Center will develop strategies for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, while communicating the science and impacts of climate change to society and providing policy analysis and advising to stakeholders and decision makers.

About CCC

The Columbia Climate Center (CCC) was launched in 2009 by the Earth Institute at Columbia University with the goal of meeting the climate challenge by building upon the many climate-related activities and research efforts conducted throughout the university. By integrating basic and applied research in climate science, engineering, economics, social science and political science conducted throughout Columbia University, the CCC works to develop solutions to the climate challenge. The goal of translating these solutions and the underlying science to stakeholders, decision makers, and the general public is critical. Since its inception, the CCC has engaged in a variety of successful research and educational projects, and has recently begun to develop novel educational tools for climate change science education.

People

  • Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • G. Unger Vetlesen Professor Emeritus of Earth and Climate Sciences, Professor Emerutus of Applied Physics and Applied Math, Special Research Scientist in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute
  • Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Law
  • Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise in the Faculty of Business, Professor of International and Public Affairs
  • Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Adjunct Senior Research Scientist in the Earth Institute, Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering
  • Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering and of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Director, Columbia Water Center in the Earth Institute
  • Senior Staff Associate in the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Deputy Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
  • Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
  • Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics and Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director, Earth Institute
  • Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of Business, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology