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Our Practical Science Can Save Our Planet

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Breakthrough science can be adapted into real-world solutions to address the climate challenge during our most critical decade. Fueled by the collaborative spirit of Cornell’s faculty, The 2030 Project is helping to remove silos, activate research and leverage existing expertise across all disciplines to find solutions now. Join us.

Meet the Experts

Hundreds of Cornell faculty members are already actively working on climate solutions. They are transforming food systems, innovating energy solutions, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting environmental justice and shaping economic and policy decisions. Researchers are traversing science, scholarship, innovation and entrepreneurialism to scale tangible climate solutions to benefit the planet and its people.

List of Experts

About the 2030 Project

  • Food & Farms of the Future

    Our transformation of food and agriculture systems helps reduce emissions from food production, removes atmospheric greenhouse gases and prepares us for a warming world.

  • Energy of the Future

    From electricity to heating to transportation, we’re accelerating the decarbonization of the planet and transforming energy systems for all who call it home.

  • Materials of the Future

    We’re at the forefront of creating next-generation industrial technologies and processes to accelerate decarbonization and reduce the negative impacts of a decarbonized world.

  • Societies of the Future

    Now is the time for climate solutions that leave no one behind. We inform policies that turn local action into effective global action, like reducing the drivers of climate migration and helping transform business and finance.

In the News

SEC adopts rule making companies disclose climate risks

Published by Marketplace

John Tobin, professor of practice at the Dyson School, says “Many companies have interpreted already the recommendations of the SEC to at least hint at the need for some climate disclosure. Because yeah, it’s a material risk.”

Scientists resort to once-unthinkable solutions to cool the planet

Published by The Wall Street Journal

Daniele Visioni, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, says “Now we’re at the point where the choice isn’t between yes or no about doing SRM [solar radiation management], but between making an informed decision versus making an uninformed decision.”

This ISS mission could 'open some eyes' about climate science

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Natalie Mahowald, professor of atmospheric science, says “We’ll take the new maps and put them into our climate models, and from that, we’ll know what fraction of aerosols are absorbing heat versus reflecting to a much greater extent than we have known in the past.”

You Can Help

Through fundraising, The 2030 Project can further the scope and impact of Cornell research and education on earth’s climate.

The science is clear — this is the decade of action. Help us develop technological solutions, advance policies that mitigate the impacts of climate change and inspire businesses and individuals to apply these practical solutions in the real world.