For Earth Day, Dean Indy Burke joined Yale University President Peter Salovey on his monthly Yale Talk podcast for a conversation covering a wide range of environmental issues including:
- The latest IPCC report and what can still be done to mitigate climate change.
- How ‘smarter’ cities can be an important part of the ‘mitigation equation.’
- How universities can drive solutions to climate change and help policy makers and the public implement sustainable actions.
- Carbon pricing, carbon capture, and the potential of the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture.
- The groundbreaking work being done by Dr. Tony Leiserowitz and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. (Preview: Meteorologists are key to influencing public attitudes on climate change in their local communities.)
- A Yale Center for Business and the Environment survey of global business students in which more than half say they would accept a lower salary to work with a sustainability-forward employer.
- How YSE is preparing future leaders to pursue positive change for society.
Tune in for this insightful Earth Day 2022 discussion!
To spur decarbonization, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage the use of public funds.
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.
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.