The Yale School of the Environment is launching an online certificate program to help urban policymakers and practitioners around the world implement innovative climate solutions.
Centers, Programs, and Initiatives
Centers, Programs, and Initiatives
- 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.
- A news site launched by Yale Climate Connections, YCC En Español, is providing timely coverage of climate change and extreme weather events to Latino and Hispanic communities in Spanish.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Can mass timber turn cities from carbon emitters into carbon sinks? The Forests Dialogue digs into sustainable construction.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Path to Big Impact: A Q&A with Inaugural Yale Center for Environmental Justice Executive Director Michel GelobterMichel Gelobter’s career has included positions in government, academia, business, and advocacy, even a stint as de facto ‘policy wonk.’ Now, he is bringing his broad-based expertise to the Yale Center for Environmental Justice as its inaugural executive director.
- 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.
- 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,
- New research led by the Yale Carbon Contain Lab encompassing 750,000 acres of coastal areas in the U.S. finds that mollusks play an important role in the health and growth of salt marshes.