For the past 15 months, Professor Daniel Esty has been co-leading the Remaking Global Trade for a Sustainable Future Project at the World Trade Organization. In advance of Climate Week NYC, he discusses how international trade can, in fact, be remade to support sustainable development and the transition to a low-carbon future.
YSE Scientists Make Critical Breakthrough in Mapping Global Methane Emissions from Rivers and StreamsYale School of the Environment scientists, working with an international team of researchers, provide the most comprehensive estimate to date of monthly methane emissions from rivers and streams worldwide, an understanding that is key to climate change modeling and mitigation.
- In the face of increased drought, floods, and rapid population growth, combined with the burgeoning water demands from the agriculture, industry, and energy sectors, how can we ensure access to clean water and adequate supplies? Yale School of the Environment Professors Jim Saiers and Shimi Anisfeld offer some thoughts on potential short and long-term solutions.
- New research by YSE Professor Kenneth Gillingham found that the recent increase in electric vehicle adoption is due largely to technological improvements such as increased battery range and faster charging.
- After 25 years leading the novel initiative they co-founded, the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology’s Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will be retiring from teaching this spring, but the field of study they created continues to grow worldwide.
- Yale School of the Environment faculty offer insights on leveraging data to inform environmental policy and practice at a panel discussion hosted by the Yale Club of New York City.
- YSE faculty Marlyse Duguid, Anthony Leiserowitz, Sparkle Malone, and Narasimha Rao offer insights on what we can all do to combat climate change and protect the environment.
- How can you incorporate environmental justice into land conservation efforts when the challenges of entrenched hierarchal structures, economic inequity, and unequal access to nature still loom large? Add to this the impacts of climate change and you have a daunting mix of issues influencing our relationship with land. During a panel discussion held at Yale’s Luce Hall March 31 sponsored
- As cities come under increased heat stress with rising global temperatures, a new study by Yale School of the Environment scientists finds that urban humid heat can add additional heat risks to urban areas.
- A new study by the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at the Yale School of the Environment examined nearly $5 billion in grants awarded by 220 foundations in 35 states and found that several of the largest mainstream environmental organizations received more funding individually than all the environmental justice organizations combined.
- Protecting and enhancing populations of key wildlife species across the world could significantly enhance natural carbon capture and storage and play a critical role mitigating climate change, according to new YSE-led research.
- Karen Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment, has been named a lifetime member of the United States Council on Foreign Relations.
- Researchers at YSE examined machine learning’s role in promoting the sustainable design of biomass and biomass-derived materials and found few studies applied machine learning to their entire lifecycle. They say that when applied appropriately machine learning can support sustainability-informed design.
- A new installation now on view at the Yale University Art Gallery, developed in consultation with Yale School of the Environment scientists, focuses on 19th century paintings that show deforestation and the changing landscapes in the U.S. during the industrial era.
- A YSE-led study predicts that losses in carbon-storing biomass in tropical forests due to climate change could accelerate global warming.