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    1. Decarbonization Propels Countries to Top Sustainability Rankings in 2020 EPI Index

      June 4, 2020

      Denmark emerges at the top of the 2020 Environmental Performance Index, according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities who produce this biennial scorecard of national results on a range of sustainability issues. 

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      Dorceta Taylor, Preeminent Environmental Justice Scholar, to Join the F&ES Faculty

      June 1, 2020

      Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent scholars in the field of environmental justice, has been named full professor at the Yale School of the Environment.

    3. What Does Sustainability Look Like? New Global Scorecard Will Offer a Glimpse

      June 1, 2020

      On June 4, the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) will issue its 12th biennial ranking of 180 countries on how they are performing in terms of environmental health and ecosystem vitality. In an interview, Dan Esty discusses how over the past two decades the EPI has offered a roadmap for sustainability policy.

    4. Hybrid Vigor: Forest School Builds on Historic Strengths — and Creates New Opportunities

      May 28, 2020

      On July 1, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will be known as the Yale School of the Environment. Simultaneously, we will establish The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment in recognition of the ongoing importance of forestry. The new Forest School builds upon Yale’s traditional strength — and creates exciting new opportunities.

    5. Rising Star in Industrial Ecology Joins F&ES Faculty

      May 21, 2020

      Yuan Yao, whose research examines the environmental and economic impacts of emerging technologies and industrial processes, has been named assistant professor of industrial ecology and sustainable systems at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

    6. Public Concern About Climate Change Remains at Record High

      May 19, 2020

      COVID-19, mass unemployment, and a lack of news coverage have not caused the issue of climate change to fall out of public consciousness, according to a new survey by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

    7. ‘The more you put into the Yale experience, the more you get out’

      May 15, 2020

      Quite by design, Robert Little ’20 M.E.M. got the most out of his time at F&ES.

    8. For 2020 Grad, Environmentalism Offers Path to Social Justice

      May 15, 2020

      While a student at F&ES, Regina Harlig ’20 M.E.M. focused her research on the influence of wealth on the field of conservation, barriers to equitable distribution of trees in urban areas, and the environmental impacts of housing segregation.

    9. Unstoppable Rivers

      May 15, 2020

      Bhutan’s quest for energy security and development may be making the country more vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather expected as a result of climate change. 

    10. Forest Research in the Congo Basin Earns the 2020 Bormann Prize

      May 13, 2020

      Peter Umunay’s research, which explores ways to find a balance between conservation and economic development in the Congo Basin, earned him the 2020 F. Herbert Bormann Prize, an award that honors an F&ES doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the legacy of the late Yale professor.