Ilana Cohen

Ilana Cohen is a student at NYU Law and a former leader of the Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard campaign. She is a co-founder of the Campus Climate Network organization, a 2022 Brower Youth Award winner, and originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Cool the Planet?

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Cool the Planet? Can Artificial Intelligence Help Cool the Planet?

To some activists, ChatGPT seems like a useful tool for the climate movement. But skeptics warn that the benefits are outweighed by the costs—including misinformation and increased...

Mar 2, 2023 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Cambridge Fossil Free Research Week of Action

Students Tell Their Universities: Keep Fossil Fuel Companies Out of Climate Research Students Tell Their Universities: Keep Fossil Fuel Companies Out of Climate Research

Amid COP27, members of the Fossil Free Research movement took action around the world, protesting the influence of Big Oil on crucial climate change studies.

Nov 22, 2022 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Ilana Cohen

A Brower Youth Award Winner Outlines a New Fossil Free Research Campaign A Brower Youth Award Winner Outlines a New Fossil Free Research Campaign

The 2022 Brower Award winner explains why the toxic influence of Big Oil money on climate change research is the next front in the battle against fossil fuel extraction.

Oct 21, 2022 / StudentNation / StudentNation and Ilana Cohen

Oil Pump Jack

Why Are Fossil Fuel Companies Funding Climate Change Research? Why Are Fossil Fuel Companies Funding Climate Change Research?

As oil and gas companies report record profits, the Fossil Free Research campaign calls on universities to refuse their donations and maintain independence.

Aug 15, 2022 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Harvard University

Dear Harvard, It’s Time to Reject Fossil Fuel Money Dear Harvard, It’s Time to Reject Fossil Fuel Money

The university’s recently announced Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability will need to ban oil and gas companies from funding its research.

Jul 12, 2022 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Harvard Yale Divest Protest

Climate Research Shouldn’t Be Funded by Fossil Fuel Companies Climate Research Shouldn’t Be Funded by Fossil Fuel Companies

The oil and gas industry uses universities to influence environmental policy. Here’s how we fight back.

Mar 29, 2022 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen and Jake Lowe

Bank of America Divestment

Why I Divested My Bank Account and You Should Too Why I Divested My Bank Account and You Should Too

I couldn’t accept doing business with one of the world’s greatest financiers of fossil fuels.

Jan 19, 2022 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Harvard Yale Divest Protest

Harvard and Yale Should Do More Than Just Divest Harvard and Yale Should Do More Than Just Divest

Two years ago, climate activists stormed the field during a Harvard-Yale football game to protest fossil fuel investments. What has changed since then?

Nov 23, 2021 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen and Josie Steuer Ingall

Harvard Divest protest

How Students Pressured Harvard to Divest From Fossil Fuels– and Won How Students Pressured Harvard to Divest From Fossil Fuels– and Won

Climate activists at other institutions can learn from Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard after their victory at the world’s richest university.

Sep 14, 2021 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again

Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again

Covid-19 has upended some of the most essential tactics for student organizers. That might be a good thing.

Jan 26, 2021 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

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