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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

We all eat. Let’s use the power of food to confront climate change

Published by Syracuse Post-Standard

In a guest opinion, Mike Hoffmann, emeritus professor in Cornell CALS, expresses concern and motivation in the face of climate change’s impact on food, “Individually, we can also use one of the most important actions to confront climate change: Talk about it and use what’s happening to food to grab the attention of others.”

Dubai floods expose weaknesses to a rapidly changing climate

Published by The Times of India

“It’s a real tradeoff in thinking about the cost and the opportunity costs,” said Linda Shi, an assistant professor of city and regional planning. “These events are likely to be erratic and unpredictable.”

Why new proposals to restrict geoengineering are misguided

Published by MIT Technology Review

Daniele Visioni, climate scientist and assistant professor at Cornell CALS, expresses concern about vague and misinformed policies that would restrict research on technologies that “might significantly reduce certain climatic risks.”

North America’s biggest city is running out of water

Published by Vox

“There is an element of climate change that’s contributing to these conditions that we find ourselves in, but there’s also a very strong human-built environment element — a governance element, a politics element, and a mismanagement element of both the natural and the human environment,” says Victoria Beard, professor of city and regional planning.

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.