Reports and Publications - Center for Climate and Life

2016-2018 Biennial Report

The Center for Climate and Life supports novel, risky research to lead climate action. Representing nearly 120 climate and ocean scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, we direct philanthropic support to fund their most promising, impactful science.

Between 2016 and 2018, we awarded to $2.1 million to 10 leading Columbia University scientists, quadrupled our research funding, and much more. Read about these achievements in our 2016-2018 Biennial Report or view our key milestones.

The Near-Term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

In May 2017, the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory held a forum in New York City to discuss how new advances in climate science can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy.

An outcome of this collaboration between the scientific community and the investment industry is a white paper, “The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors.” In the report, conference organizers and speakers explain how climate change affects investments and best practices for integrating scientific knowledge into climate-sensitive decisions.