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2021 News Items

March 2021

Mary Nichols

At the Center, Nichols will advance smart, actionable and evidence-based energy and climate solutions through research, education and dialogue.

CGEP Scholars, Affiliates and Alumni Enter the Biden-Harris Administration

The Center on Global Energy Policy is immensely proud that several of our scholars and affiliates have been selected to advise the Biden-Harris administration.

February 2021

Dr. Melissa C. Lott Selected as CGEP’s Director of Research

NEW YORK — The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs announced today that Dr. Melissa C. Lott has been selected as the Center’s Director of Research. Dr. Lott will serve as a key part...

Dr. Varun Sivaram Joins Biden-Harris Administration as Senior Adviser to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Senior research scholar Dr. Varun Sivaram has joined the Biden-Harris administration as senior adviser to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State John F. Kerry. 

Applications Open for 2021 Energy Journalism Initiative

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA is excited to announce an open call for applications for the 2021 Energy Journalism Initiative seminar.

January 2021

CGEP Introduces EJI Extra

The Center on Global Energy Policy will host the first of the Energy Journalism Initiative Extra series, an expansion of the Energy Journalism Initiative.

2020 News Items

December 2020

2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Climate change is a public health issue. The Lancet Countdown brings together experts from across the globe to track how climate change is affecting our health, including Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy Dr. Melissa C. Lott who examines the impacts of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector.

October 2020

Watch: India's Historic Opportunity to Industrialize Using Clean Energy

Senior research scholar Dr. Varun Sivaram proposes a three-step plan for India’s clean energy transition at the star-studded TED Countdown Global Launch, a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.

Columbia University Launches the World’s First ‘Carbon Dioxide Removal Law’ Database

A new online resource provides the most comprehensive information to date on legal issues related to carbon dioxide removal, utilization, storage, and transportation.

September 2020

Statement by David Sandalow on Chinese President Xi Jinping's announcement that China will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.