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    YSE Experts React to Major Federal Climate, Energy Investment

    August 11, 2022

    From clean electricity investment credit to funding to restore coastal ecosystems, YSE faculty offer insight into how the Inflation Reduction Act may help us meet urgent environmental challenges — and where there’s still work to be done.

  2. Global Climate Leadership
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    The Yale School of the Environment and the Three Cairns Group Partner to Launch the Three Cairns Climate Program for the Global South

    July 27, 2022

    With a generous gift from the Three Cairns Group, the Yale School of the Environment will establish a transformative program aimed at supporting the next generation of environmental leaders in the Global South, where millions of people are particularly impacted by the effects of climate change caused by the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters. This contribution is the largest gift ever to focus entirely on the Yale School of the Environment.

  3. Photo showing alternative energy sources
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    Debunking the Myths that Discourage Public Funding of Clean Energy

    July 15, 2022

    To spur decarbonization, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage the use of public funds.

  4. Smokestack billowing smoke into the air, with an inset of the Supreme Court building
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    How Will the Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Affect Climate Goals and What Are the EPA’s Options?

    July 1, 2022

    YSE’s Rob Klee, former Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, examines the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision limiting the EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. 

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    Switzer Fellow Helping Disadvantaged Communities Lead Transition to Clean Energy

    June 30, 2022

    Gabriela Rodriguez ’23 MEM has been named a recipient of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders.

  6. A couple reaching out to each other while riding bicycles at sunset
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    Romantic Partners Can Influence Each Other’s Beliefs and Behaviors on Climate Change

    June 29, 2022

    A team of researchers led by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at YSE surveyed couples about their ideas on climate change and found that while many partners exhibited similar beliefs and behaviors around climate change, there also were some discrepancies.

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    McCluskey Fellow Brings Governance-Focused Approach to Wildlife Conservation to YSE

    June 27, 2022

    After nearly a decade in Rwanda facilitating partnerships in gorilla conservation, Anna Behm Masozera spent the last academic year at YSE as the Dorothy S. McCluskey Visiting Fellow in Conservation, a role that welcomes practitioners — particularly women from or working in developing countries — to the School.

  8. Gordon Geballe speaking at his retirement celebration
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    The “Geballe” Era

    June 13, 2022

    YSE Associate Dean for International Engagement Gordon Geballe is retiring after a nearly 50-year affiliation with the School and Yale. He is known for always keeping students at the center, his ability to build community and befriend everyone in the room, and his dedication to New Haven.

  9. New Haven as seen from East Rock
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    YSE-led Study Examines the Increasing Importance of Mid-Size Urban Forests

    June 13, 2022

    A new study, co-authored by researchers from The Forest School at YSE, examines how New Haven’s urban forest patches change over time and management strategies for mid-size urban forests.

  10. Elaine Lac holding the Kroon Cup in front of Kroon Hall
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    Kroon Cup Winner Elaine Lac Recognized for Building Strong YSE Community

    June 6, 2022

    With a background in community organizing and experience as an international Peace Corps volunteer, Lac devoted countless hours at the Yale School of the Environment working to bring communities of people together.

  11. 2022 Environmental Performance Index
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    2022 Environmental Performance Index Finds World Is Not on Track to Meet Climate Commitments

    May 31, 2022

    The United States is among four nations projected to fall far short of the net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target established by the 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact — with over 50% of global emissions expected to come from the U.S., China, India, and Russia by 2050.

  12. Graduates celebrating the conferring of their degrees
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    Brave, Persistent, and Nimble, the YSE Class of 2022 is Ready to Defy the Odds

    May 24, 2022

    After facing “the toughest challenge in a generation,” the YSE Class of 2022 graduated May 23 with a unique sense of community and the will to lead.

  13. Jinali Mody
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    YSE Student’s Line of Alternative Leather Consumer Goods Wins Startup Yale Sustainability Prize

    May 19, 2022

    Aatma Leather, co-founded by Yale School of the Environment student Jinali Mody, will manufacture cruelty-free, plant-based leather products, such as belts, shoes, and handbags, from fruit and crop waste.

  14. Portrait of Kyle Lemle
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    YSE Class of ’22: Kyle Lemle’s Love of Forests Guides His Work on Climate Change

    May 17, 2022

    Whether leading climate protests, fighting for Indigenous land rights, or working the land at Yale-Myers, Kyle Lemle is keeping his focus on the importance of forests.

  15. Graduates hugging before YSE commencement ceremonies
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    YSE Welcomes Back Classes of 2020, 2021 for In-Person Alumni Commencement Celebration

    May 14, 2022

    Nearly 100 graduates returned to campus with family and friends for an in-person celebration, which included ceremonies at Old Campus and Kroon Courtyard.