Centers, Programs, and Initiatives


  1. Examining a Century of Change in a New York City Urban Forest

    Urban forests have long been understudied, but inventory data from a forest stewarded by the New York Botanical Garden has provided scientists at the Yale School of the Environment with a rare opportunity to study a century of changes in one urban forest — information that could help guide regional approaches to forest management.
  2. Find the Joy in Environmental Work; It’s There

    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.
  3. Climate Change in the Indonesian Mind

    Indonesia is the fourth most populous country on the planet and among the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters. However, a majority of Indonesians surveyed by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication say they either know a little about or have never heard of global warming.
  4. Global Trade as Part of the Climate Solution

    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.
  5. Urban Forestry Is Having its Moment

    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.
  6. Scaling Up Green Chemistry Globally for a Sustainable Future

    The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale is leading a new UNIDO initiative to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals worldwide with an accelerator program in emerging nations and development of a global network aimed at connecting stakeholders seeking to implement green alternatives.
  7. The Climate of Climate Change Is Shifting

    While research by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at YSE shows a fundamental shift toward climate change action in the U.S., founder and director Anthony Leiserowitz says people everywhere need to better understand what the solutions are, as even those most convinced global warming is happening and supportive of climate policies often don’t know what to do.
  8. Where Does the Money Go in Environmental Grantmaking?

    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.
  9. Arcadia Grant Will Help Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Expand its Reach

    The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) of The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment will be expanding its reach in capacity development, accelerating on-the-ground results for sustainable land use, continuing efforts to promote open access to resources, and sharing evidence about its experiences to date with the help of a $3 million grant from Arcadia,