Students and faculty from across YSE and Yale will be attending the annual two-week climate summit hosted by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, where “global stocktaking,” climate finance, and youth participation are expected to take center stage.
- Advocates, practitioners, and academic experts from around the world shared stories about the joy of environmental work at the 5th annual Global Environmental Justice Conference held at the Yale School of the Environment Oct. 27-28.
- Yale Professor Daniel Esty and a group of international experts offered insights on how the global trade system can be restructured to combat climate change and deliver a sustainable future at a climate week panel discussion hosted by the Yale School of the Environment.
- The 2023 Hixon Center Urban Conference provided researchers and practitioners with new tactics to increase tree canopy, access funding, and engage community members as stewards of urban forests.
The YSE Class of 2023: Ready to Meet the Challenges Ahead with a ‘Sense of Purpose, Possibility, and Patience’With optimism and determination about the environmental challenges ahead, Yale School of the Environment graduating students — which included eight PhDs, 134 master’s, and 28 joint degrees — celebrated their accomplishments May 22 at Yale's Old Campus and Kroon Courtyard.
New Horizons in Conservation Conference Highlights Substantive Progress, Challenges in Environmental JusticeHosted by YSE's Justice, Equity, Diversity and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI), the conference drew 320 in-person registrations and 166 virtual registrations from across the U.S. and the world.
- 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.
- 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
- Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning and Principal Deputy Director Nada Wolff Culver in a discussion at the Yale School of the Environment February 22 note the federal agency's dual mandate of commercial use and conservation — with an emphasis on “protect the best, preserve the rest.”
- In an address held at YSE on Monday, January 23, Nyeema C. Harris, Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation, paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of impactful systems change using the principals of ecology as an analogy.
Authors of UN Report on Climate Change Discuss Opportunities, Challenges of Urban Areas at Annual Hixon ConferenceTwo vice chairs and seven authors from the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report took part in the recent Hixon Center Urban Conference, which covered a range of issues including infrastructure, transportation, energy, forests, and how urban areas can help mitigate climate change.
Protecting the Rights of Climate Refugees, Listening to Indigenous Voices, and Ensuring a Just Transition to Clean Energy: Takeaways from the Global Environmental Justice ConferenceHighlighted by a keynote address by Georgetown Professor Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on climate reparations, the annual Global Environmental Justice Conference explored difficult environmental justice issues including the growing scale of climate refugees, the burden food insecurity places on women, and implementing cultural preservation measures in climate action.
- At a recent conversation hosted by the Yale Environmental Dialogue and Yale Law School, former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius explained the “unprecedented” legal challenges surrounding the climate crisis and called on nations to “urgently” fulfill their obligations set by the Paris Agreement.
- After facing “the toughest challenge in a generation,” the YSE Class of 2022 graduated May 23 with a unique sense of community and the will to lead.
- Nearly 100 graduates returned to campus with family and friends for an in-person celebration, which included ceremonies at Old Campus and Kroon Courtyard.