A trio of local scholars are gaining hands-on work experience in Yale School of the Environment faculty labs this summer as New Haven Promise interns.
Programs and Initiatives
Programs and Initiatives
The Yale School of the Environment and the Three Cairns Group Partner to Launch the Three Cairns Climate Program for the Global SouthWith a generous gift from the Three Cairns Group, the Yale School of the Environment will establish a transformative program aimed at supporting the next generation of environmental leaders in the Global South, where millions of people are particularly impacted by the effects of climate change caused by the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters. This contribution is the largest gift
- A team of researchers led by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at YSE surveyed couples about their ideas on climate change and found that while many partners exhibited similar beliefs and behaviors around climate change, there also were some discrepancies.
- The United States is among four nations projected to fall far short of the net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target established by the 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact — with over 50% of global emissions expected to come from the U.S., China, India, and Russia by 2050.
- A new extension program at Yale-Myers Forest will help sugar producers enhance production in sustainable ways.
- The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment has helped establish the Northeast Forest Farmers Coalition, an education and outreach program designed to help the region’s forest landowners build forest farming operations.
- The Center for Business and the Environment’s just-released study of 2,035 global business students found students increasingly believe that business leaders and the private sector should play a vital role in addressing environmental sustainability and social issues.
- This is the first in a special series that takes an in-depth look at Yale School of the Environment’s Centers, Programs, and Initiatives. This month’s focus is on the Center for Industrial Ecology, which seeks not only to advance our understanding of the environmental impacts of production and consumption on an international scale, but also to be part of tangible
- The Yale School of the Environment is partnering with the Central Park Conservancy and the Natural Areas Conservancy in a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at helping cities develop strategies to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change on urban parks.
- The nine YSE graduate students and recent graduates in the 2021 Environmental Fellows program have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but share the same impassioned commitment to their environmental work.
Recent Grads Partner with Regenerative Agriculture Initiative on Innovative Soil Health Policy GuideAbbey Warner ’21 MEM and Darya Watnick ’21 MEM of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative worked with dozens of practitioners and experts in farming and policymaking on a guide that gives practical advice for developing meaningful soil health policy and programs.
- A new global platform, based on YSE’s research through the Center for Industrial Ecology, will help promote opportunities for reuse of waste material and other resources.
- As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the harsh realities of the challenges created by our changing climate remain. The recent Global Environmental Justice Conference at YSE discussed the opportunities for a more equitable recovery, investigating theories of change in energy and food justice.
- Dozens of YSE and Yale students, faculty, and staff are taking part in the annual United Nations climate summit centered on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
- 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.