Environmental Policy Analysis
Environmental Policy Analysis
- A research team led by F&ES Professor Michelle Bell has received a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine environmental health disparities within the U.S. senior population.
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
- More than 40 members of the Yale community, including 38 students from F&ES, will be in Madrid next month for COP25, the annual “conference of the parties” hosted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
- Effective strategies to confront the vast environmental threats facing the planet require a new way of talking about these challenges — and who is invited to the conversation — panelists said last week during an event in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Yale Environmental Dialogue.
- The Yale Environmental Dialogue, an F&ES initiative that aims to inject new energy and fresh thinking into the national conversation about sustainability related issues, recently hosted the first in a series of national events.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Three F&ES students have been named recipients of Switzer Environmental Fellowships, a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders.
- , a group of scientists argue that public debate about the role of soil carbon in battling climate change is undermining the potential for policymakers to implement policies that build soil carbon for other environmental and agricultural benefits.
- A new Yale-led study found that the Covid-19 pandemic may have at least temporarily altered some historical anti-government attitudes that tend to be stronger in rural communities, particularly in the West.
- 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.
- 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.
- Yale Symposium on Chinese Overseas Investment Impacts, a diverse range of speakers, from academic scholars to policy practicioners, sparked a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities behind “greening” China’s landmark Belt and Road Initiative.