Announcing the winner of the Yale Environment Review’s First Editor’s Choice Competition

Announcing the winner of the Yale Environment Review’s First Editor’s Choice Competition

The staff at the Yale Environment Review would like to announce the winner and finalists for the first-ever Editor’s Choice Competition.

The winner of the first-ever YER Editor’s Choice Competition is Christina Stone, with her article Energy innovation and emissions reduction strategies overlook the poor.

Here is a preview of her article:

“Curbing greenhouse gas emissions is a very hot topic these days. Between mitigating climate change and eliminating air pollution, environmental policy has the energy sector in its crosshairs. The good news is that innovation in clean energy and renewable sources holds great investment potential. However, innovation is moving at a glacial pace due to a lack of attention from policymakers. Currently, efforts put into energy innovation are generally focused on emissions reduction. While this may seem encouraging to some people, to the world’s poor, this is bad news.”

Read the full article here: Energy innovation and emissions reduction strategies overlook the poor by Christina Stone

The remaining two finalists were Shi Yi and Lun Ou!

Check out their articles here:

The deficit uncovered: Huge arable land use imbalance in global commodity trade by Shi Yi

Does climate change really have negative impacts on agricultural production? by Lun Ou

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

All YER writers will have a chance to be selected in future editor’s choice competitions, so keep that in mind when you consider joining the YER team this semester!