Sustainability Management News

Taking a Closer Look at Mayor Bloomberg's Approach to Energy Problem Solving

Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director, analyzes Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent speech at Columbia on energy choices.

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Investment in Children's Well-Being Impacts a Country's Well-Being

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute and Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia, explores a UNICEF report that shows investing in the health, education, and skills of children offers the highest economic returns to a country.

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New York City Isn't Waiting on Congress to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses

“Green office space,” vocal university students, and participants in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Carbon Challenge have brought New York City ahead of the pack in addressing global warming, notes Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director.

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The Sustainability Generation Comes of Age

The generation born since the mid-1980s has internalized aspects of an environmental ethos. That awareness will soon have a major impact on American politics, predicts Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.

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The Problems with Nuclear Power

Since nuclear power has no chance of widespread adoption in the U.S., we need to develop viable, renewable sources of energy, says Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.

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We're Stuck in the '70s When It Comes to Environmental Debate

Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen argues that we must discard dated concepts of environmental and energy debate and turn instead to frank, fact-based discussion of risks, costs, and benefits.

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Apple Raises Visibility of Corporate Sustainability Management

Apple has grasped that public concern for environmental sustainability is now hard-wired and has mustered serious effort to bring sustainability management into its corporate culture, writes Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.

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Hiding Renewables Inside the 'All of the Above' Energy Strategy Won't Work

Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen critiques President Obama’s recent proposal to fund research into alternative methods of powering cars, trucks and buses with $2 billion in gas and oil royalties.

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President Obama Should Abandon the 'All of the Above' Energy Strategy

New officials have been nominated to take over the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen analyzes whether either of these leaders or agencies is capable of leading the transition to a sustainable, low polluting, and fossil-fuel free economy, and argues that pushing for the maximum extraction of domestic sources of fossil fuels while attempting to develop alternate forms of energy “is the absence of an energy strategy and the opposite of what we need.”

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Understanding the Shifting Politics of Climate Policy and Sustainability Management

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, climate and environment have returned to the American political agenda. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, shows how the storm continues to inform public opinion on climate policy debates and shape the legitimacy and reality of political views.

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