YSE and Yale are traveling to COP26, the annual United Nations climate summit, with dozens of students, faculty, and staff taking part in critical decision-making and discussions centered on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
Programs and Initiatives
Programs and Initiatives
- In a short Q&A, YISF Co-Director Todd Cort addresses the progress that has been made in sustainable financing, as well as some of the ongoing challenges.
- The Yale Environmental Dialogue, an F&ES-based initiative that aims to add new energy to the national conversation about environmental issues, hosted an event at the Yale Club of New York to kick off Climate Week NYC.
- A $100 million gift from FedEx will help fund the new Center, which will be focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon. The Center will support and accelerate research across academic disciplines, helping to establish a more sustainable and healthier future for our planet.
- In an interview, the Yale Himalaya Initiative’s Alark Saxena describes how Yale has coordinated its resources to assist Nepal after a deadly earthquake — and how the Initiative’s longer-term mission will help make communities across the Himalayan region more prepared for future threats.
- A new national radio program produced by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication will share daily stories about how climate change is affecting life in North America and what individuals and groups are doing about it.
- A new Yale initiative, Plant-based And, encourages students from across campus to explore the intersections of food, sustainability, and social impact — with an emphasis on the role of student startups.
- A new F&ES online course will explore the complexities of the Himalayan region, the challenges it faces, and opportunities to achieve a more sustainable future.
- The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is partnering with investment bank BNY Mellon to expand research on sustainable investing, ESG metrics, and how sustainability performance affects financial results.
- Work done by several F&ES students and faculty members is helping communities along the Connecticut coastline prepare for the threats of climate change.
- In his eighteen years at F&ES, Thomas Graedel has made Yale a global center in the emerging study of industrial ecology, and cemented his role as one of the field’s founding figures.
- The F&ES-based Yale Himalaya Initiative recently completed a map of Nepal that highlights the risk for landslides across the entire country, and hopes it serves as a launching point for future collaborations with Himalaya-based organizations.
- A new partnership between the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and the UNEP’s “Faith for Earth” initiative will highlight the moral and practical contributions of the world’s religions to addressing the planet’s mounting environmental challenges.
- Like conservation, the education of a forester is not with pen and paper alone, but with boots on the ground and a Biltmore stick in hand. At F&ES, the Yale Apprentice Forester Program offers such an opportunity.
- 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.