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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

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Policy, farm management help China mitigate climate change
Production of animal protein in China has increased by 800% over the past 40 years, but new research shows why the amount of climate-warming nitrous oxide released from this animal farming has not risen as quickly.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
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Awards from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will support faculty-led research and international events, send graduate students to research destinations around the world and connect undergraduates with in-person and virtual internships from Ecuador to Zambia and beyond.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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The World Health Organization has selected the Division of Nutritional Sciences to lead systematic reviews and training supporting the development of WHO guidelines and research networks.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Global Development
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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
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Funded projects this cycle reflect the Migrations initiative’s interdisciplinary priorities of racism, dispossession and migration in the United States and international, multispecies migration.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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Seminar

Another Skin: Climate Adaptation and Accountability
Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Sociology Abstract: Life in the Anthropocene is structured by racial hierarchies, even as people recognize the obstacles racial...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
Ashish Bajracharya

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2022 Seminar Series In recent years, the garment industries of countries in South and Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam have grown to provide economic opportunities to millions...
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Dyson School
Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene: Conceptualizing the Climate Crisis

Seminar

A critical conversation on our contemporary planetary predicament and how different ways of conceptualizing it might entail different strategies for transformative change. Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global...
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Global Development
Jared Bosire

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2022 Seminar Series Africa is experiencing an unprecedented scale of large scale developments ranging from ports and harbors, mining, roads and railways, agriculture and oil & gas among others all...
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Development
Uma Lele

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Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Plants