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The 2030 Project to marshal faculty to solve climate crisis
Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
On the left, a woman wearing a green dress. On the right, the same woman wearing a green dress but with a darker skin tone.

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A Cornell study found that still images of models in online retail ads had statistically lighter skin tones than those in videos of the same product and model. They also found evidence of “tokenism” – one model who was considerably darker-skinned than the others.
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
Timothy Ravis

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Timothy Ravis, whose research focuses on uncovering the social, political, and economic impediments to a green energy transition in Indonesia, is the first RANA Prize winner at Cornell.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
Ecolectro’s founders, Kristina Hugar, M.S. ’12, Ph.D. ’15, and Gabriel Rodríguez-Calero, M.S. ’12, Ph.D. ’14, standing in a lab.

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Clean energy entrepreneurs and startups find an innovative, powerful ecosystem at Cornell that supports the transition to a sustainable, decarbonized economy.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
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An analysis of the 500 largest city water systems in the U.S. found private ownership contributed to significantly higher water bills and lower affordability for low-income households.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
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Hybrid event: Warren 401 and on Zoom Now in its third month, the unfolding crisis in Ukraine has killed thousands, displaced millions, and destroyed civil infrastructure throughout the country. The damages to Ukraine's economy exceed $1 trillion...
  • Department of Global Development
  • global development
  • Economics
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Seminar

Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 The agri-food system of today will have to evolve to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, and more beyond. What are the lessons from the past in exercising leadership...
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
  • agriculture