Environmental Policy Analysis

  1. Esty-Led Panel Highlights ‘Bottom-Up’ Solutions in Climate Week NYC Kickoff

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    Dan Esty (far right), the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale, moderates the kickoff panel during Climate Week NYC. Panelists, from left, are Hawaii Gov. David Ige; Stephen Badger, chairman of the board of Mars; Washington Gov. Jay Inslee; and Philippe Couillard, the premier of Québec. Not pictured is California Gov. Jerry Brown.

    While uncertainty continues to surround the U.S. role in the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered in New York City this week to demonstrate how state, city, and business leaders are stepping in to confront the challenges of climate change.

    Climate Week NYC, a consortium of events coordinated by The Climate Group, was kicked off on Monday with a panel

  2. Preparing for a Global Stage: Dozens from Yale at COP 24

    More than 40 people from Yale will travel to Katowice, Poland for the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP 24, including several F&ES students who have trained for climate negotiations.
  3. Cities Aren’t Ready for Weather Extremes — No Matter What You Call Them

    Xuhui Lee, a professor of meteorology at F&ES, says that it’s difficult to link climate change to two recent hurricanes that devastated parts of the U.S. and the Caribbean. But decades of scientific research do suggest that weather extremes such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will become more common — and cities will pay a steep price.
  4. With Void in Climate Leadership, Kerry Initiative Lays Out a Post-Paris Agenda

    The Yale Climate Conference, a two-day gathering of influential political, diplomatic and business leaders held on campus this week, was organized in part to fill a void, said former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
    Despite the growing threat of climate change, “a silent killer that compounds its destructive power daily,” too many leaders charged with protecting
  5. Three F&ESers Named Switzer Fellows

    Three F&ES students have been named recipients of Switzer Environmental Fellowships, a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders.
  6. The Judge and the Frog: Student Takes Expertise to Supreme Court

    Dual-degree student Katie Bleau ’20 M.E.M.  was at the United States Supreme Court on one of the more important moments in its recent history — but not for the reason you think. She tells the story of her role in an important endangered species case on a memorable day in Washington.
  7. The Benefits and Tradeoffs of Social Distancing

    For more than a decade Eli Fenichel has studied the benefits and challenges of using social distancing in the face of an epidemic. In an interview, he discusses what that research revealed, how it is applicable to the current global crisis, and how the COVID-19 threat might strengthen future research and response to other global threats.
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