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  1. brandi-colander
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    YSE Alumni Award Winner Focuses on Finding Common Ground

    October 7, 2022

    The environmental law career of Brandi Colander '07 MEM, a 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, has spanned the public and private sector with a particular focus on building consensus and promoting inclusion of underrepresented communities. 

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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.

  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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Kristina Rodriguez in front of Kroon Hall
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    YSE Class of ’22: Kristina Rodriguez is Focused on Preserving Coastal Ecosystems

    May 10, 2022

    A childhood appreciation of South Florida’s dunes and mangroves led Kristina Rodriguez to become deeply invested in conserving the state’s coastal ecosystems for future generations.

  8. Small boat with water rescue crew in a flooded residential neighborhood
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    IPCC Climate Report’s Clarion Call for Action

    March 7, 2022

    The most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, gives a stark of the effects of climate change globally and is a clarion call for action. Professor Daniel Esty discusses the key messages.

  9. Solar panels at sunset in a rural setting
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    Solar in the American Mind

    December 1, 2021

    A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has YSE Professor Ken Gillingham examining what influences the decisions Americans are making regarding solar energy and electric vehicles.

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    Environmental Fellows Share Impassioned Commitment to Justice

    November 29, 2021

    The nine YSE graduate students and recent graduates in the 2021 Environmental Fellows program have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but share the same impassioned commitment to their environmental work.

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    Recent Grads Partner with Regenerative Agriculture Initiative on Innovative Soil Health Policy Guide

    November 19, 2021

    Abbey Warner ’21 MEM and Darya Watnick ’21 MEM of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative worked with dozens of practitioners and experts in farming and policymaking on a guide that gives practical advice for developing meaningful soil health policy and programs.

  12. Volvo presentation with YSE Students and Professor Paul Anastas at COP26
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    YSE at COP26: Students, Faculty Make An Impact at UN Climate Summit

    November 12, 2021

    From speaking on panels to taking part in critical decision-making, students and faculty from the Yale School of the Environment played a major role at this year's COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  13. Housing in the American southwest
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    Near Total Loss of Historical Lands Leaves Indigenous Nations in the U.S. More Vulnerable to Climate Change

    October 28, 2021

    YSE-led study finds that Indigenous nations across the United States have lost 98.9% of their historical land base; historical land dispossession is associated with current and future climate risk.

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    Why Denmark Wants to Be a ‘Frontrunner’ in the Fight Against Climate Change

    September 28, 2021

    Despite a small carbon footprint, Denmark is an innovator in the environmental realm. Dan Jørgensen, the country’s minister for climate, energy, and utilities, recently visited YSE to explain why the country wants to be a leader in the global fight against climate change.

  15. Smoke stacks at a coal burning power plant
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    The Social Cost of Carbon is Still the Best Way to Evaluate Climate Policy

    August 23, 2021

    Professor of Economics Matthew Kotchen argues that the social cost of carbon, which accounts for the future damage that atmospheric carbon causes, is preferable to an alternative approach put forward by two prominent economists