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2019 News Items

November 2019

Christof Rühl

NEW YORK -- The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs announced today that Christof Rühl has joined CGEP as a Senior Research Scholar. Rühl will lead the oil and gas research program at...

Varun Sivaram - TIME 100 NEXT

(New York - November 14, 2019) -- The Center on Global Energy Policy is proud to congratulate non-resident Fellow, Varun Sivaram for being named to the first-ever TIME 100 Next, a

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

In new research published by The Lancet, Dr. Melissa C. Lott shows how climate change is impacting health & how the energy sector can mitigate damage.

October 2019

Dr. Matt Bowen

Dr. Matt Bowen joins CGEP to lead a new research initiative focused on nuclear power. 

Save the Date 2020

We're excited to announce the date for the seventh annual Columbia Global Energy Summit -- April 22, 2020, and hope you’ll plan to join us in New York. 

Columbia Giving Day

Mark your calendar for Columbia Giving Day 2019Wednesday, October 23.

Dr. Lott joins as a Senior Research Scholar working on the technological, economic and public health tradeoffs of changes in the global power sector.

September 2019

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives into New York City after crossing the Atlantic in zero carbon sailboat Malizia at North Cove Marina

On Monday, September 23, the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit began in New York City, bringing leaders in government, industry, and technology to discuss their...

Explore the Guide to China Climate Policy 2019

China is the world’s leading emitter of heat-trapping gases by a wide margin. In his Guide to Chinese Climate Policy, David Sandalow examines China's emissions, explores the impacts of climate change in China, provides a short history of China's climate policies and discusses China’s principal climate policies today. This up-to-date Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in China, climate change or both.

The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty to address one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: the lack of access to electricity for almost a billion people across the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. CGEP is represented on the commission by Senior Fellow John MacWilliams.