Columbia’s Path to Net Zero

Plan 2030 is a ten-year strategic plan that outlines aggressive sustainability goals, grounded in climate science, for Columbia’s New York campuses to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The plan uses the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to establish principles and measurable targets that will help ensure Columbia will achieve this goal. 


July 08, 2024

Clean + Go Green - July 10 to 12, 2024

There’s no better time than the present to ... clean! Cleaning your office or living space creates more space and can also help the environment. Columbia University Facilities and Operations and our partners across campus want to help.

July 02, 2024

Columbia Names Daniel Zarrilli as Inaugural Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer

In a major step toward achieving its ambitious climate and sustainability goals, Columbia University has named Daniel Zarrilli as its first-ever Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer. Zarrilli served most recently as Special Advisor for Climate and Sustainability at Columbia, where he supported the creation of the Columbia Climate School, advanced the University’s local and global climate-related partnerships, and advised on pathways to achieve the University's deep decarbonization goals.