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Dan Esty speaks out on the importance of accounting for the “social cost of carbon

When new regulations are developed, critics often point to high costs associated with implementation. But regulations that mitigate climate change also serve to reduce future costs that will come with a warming planet. Efforts to measure those costs through a price on carbon recently saw an important legal victory. Click here to read more.

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Yale Office of International Affairs organized the first annual Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum, which took place September 21 - 23, 2016. Forty-five attendees from ten countries gathered for the three day conference exploring sustainability as a framework for the 21st century. The Forum was directed by Daniel C. Esty, the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University and Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.  Learn more at sustainability-forum.yale.edu.

New Research: Forestry and Climate Change

YCELP is partnering with the Council of Western State Foresters to research climate-smart forestry policies across the American West and Pacific Island nations. Lisa Dale is heading the research and with a team of graduate students, the Center will produce a climate policy synthesis report and a series of case studies of climate change adaptation and mitigation across the West and the Pacific.  

Featured Blog Posts

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October 14, 2016
By Steve Arowolo, Founder and CEO, Green Shift Africa, Cape Town, South Africa The profiles of Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum’s inaugural class of 2016...
May 29, 2016
By Catherine Martini  History was made on December 12, 2015 in Paris. More heads of state than ever before in human history came together under one roof to...
May 23, 2016
By Lucian Go Earlier this year, President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a joint effort to cooperate on climate action, pledging...