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    Environmental Fellows Program ‘21 YSE Cohort

    November 29, 2021

    The seven 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.

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    YSE Partners with World Bank on Identifying Industrial Symbiosis Opportunities

    November 11, 2021

    A new global platform, based on YSE’s research through the Center for Industrial Ecology, will help promote opportunities for reuse of waste material and other resources.

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    Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Financing

    October 26, 2021

    In a short Q&A, YISF Co-Director Todd Cort addresses the progress that has been made in sustainable financing, as well as some of the ongoing challenges.

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    Sustainable Procurement Key to Lowering Carbon Footprint

    July 19, 2021

    As more companies focus on reducing their carbon footprint, there’s one element that is key but often overlooked — reducing emissions from their supply chains.

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    YSE Students Spicing up Trail Foods in Sustainable Ways

    June 24, 2021

    Mesa, a startup run by Tony Cisneros '21 MEM and Caroline Ebinger '22 MEM, seeks to provide nutritious backpacking meals while supporting core planetary health principles. 

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    Eli Fenichel Named to Office of Science and Technology Policy

    June 21, 2021

    Eli Fenichel, the Knobloch Family Professor of Natural Resource Economics, has joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and will serve as assistant director for natural resource economics and accounting.

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    Compostable Packaging Company Wins Startup Yale 2021 Prize

    May 11, 2021

    EcoPackables, which sells compostable mailers made from corn starch and PBAT, earned the Yale Center for Business and Environment’s (CBEY) Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize, as well as the first ever Yale Innovators’ Prize at Startup Yale 2021.

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    Fossil Fuel Companies Benefit from Inefficient Pricing on Climate and Health Consequences

    March 24, 2021

    Fossil fuel producers in the U.S. are directly benefiting from implicit subsidies on the order of $62 billion a year because of inefficient pricing that doesn’t properly account for the costs of damages to the environment, climate, and human health.

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    Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance Teams with BNY Mellon on ESG Research

    March 10, 2021

    The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is partnering with investment bank BNY Mellon to expand research on sustainable investing, ESG metrics, and how sustainability performance affects financial results.

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    Yale to Launch Center for Natural Carbon Capture

    March 3, 2021

    A $100 million gift from FedEx will help fund the new Center, which will be focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon. The Center will support and accelerate research across academic disciplines, helping to establish a more sustainable and healthier future for our planet.

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    Reforestation Hubs, ‘Coming Soon’ to a City Near You

    September 29, 2020

    Cambium Carbon, an initiative founded by YSE students to combat climate change and revitalize urban communities by reimagining the urban tree lifecycle, has earned a $200,000 Natural Climate Solution Accelerator Grant from The Nature Conservancy.

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    Wherever the Sun Shines: Bringing Solar to Low- and Middle-income Communities

    July 16, 2020

    A new guidebook based on research by YSE scholars offers a roadmap for installing rooftop solar panels in communities that are often overlooked when it comes to promoting renewable energy solutions.  

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    If People Grasped the Full Cost of Cars, They Might Make Greener Choices

    April 23, 2020

    A new paper co-authored by Yale economist Kenneth Gillingham finds that consumers significantly underestimate the total cost of car ownership. If they fully grasped the full costs, the paper reports, they would be likely to switch to cleaner transportation alternatives.