Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Program is pleased to announce its tenth Annual Summer School, taking place online, from May 12 to May 20, 2021, in cooperation with the Alliance institutions of École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, Université Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Columbia University and the Columbia Global Center in Santiago, Chile. This year’s topic is Inequality and the Environment, covering such topics as distributional impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, unequal impacts of natural disasters, and environmental justice. The summer school will include presentations by world-class researchers and policy-makers and practical workshops focused on building skills in quantitative research tools, as well as discussion groups for participants with shared interests.

The program is geared toward graduate students in economics, environmental science, public policy, and related fields. We welcome applicants specializing in these and related topics. This will be an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange and generate new research ideas as well as enrich their academic network.

The applications for this year’s edition are now open – the deadline being set to 5 April 2021. We would be delighted to have some of your students join us. We would appreciate it if you could forward this information to interested students and relevant departments.


  • When: May 12-14, May 19-20, 2021
  • Where: Online
  • Eligibility: PhD/research-based masters students
  • Apply: Here
  • Deadline for applications: 5 April 2021

Please find our flyer attached for more information. For further questions, contact