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The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy invites you to join us for our third annual policy workshop webinar series, Frontiers in Food and Agriculture. In response to the growing interest in food and agriculture policy, both globally and locally, the series, co-sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, will investigate four broad themes. Part I explores linkages between theory and practice in food justice; Part II, a legal framework for the new food movement; Part III examines GMOs and intellectual property, and Part IV, the farm bill and the future of farming.
The United Nations has officially designated 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. In response to this global call for action, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) team is seeking to improve upon its water indicators for the 2014 edition, which will be released in January.
University of Colorado Law School Professor Sarah Krakoff will be at Yale Law School Thursday, April 18, to discuss her upcoming book Parenting the Planet, which examines the different stages of the human relationship to nature.
Jedediah Purdy, bestseilling author and professor of law at Duke University, will speak about his upcoming book The American Environmental Imagination at Yale Law School Friday, April 5.

Please join the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) and the Yale Climate & Energy Institute (YCEI) for a conversation with Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer-Prize winning author, about his recent book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.

The talk will be at 6:10 pm in Yale Law School, room 127.

Berkeley School of Law Professor Andrew Guzman will be at Yale Law School Thursday, February 28, to discuss his new book Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change, which explores the real-world consequences of climate change.
Angel Hsu, project manager of the Center's Environmental Performance Index, launched a new mobile application this week at the UN climate change conference in Doha, Qatar. The app, called DecisionMakr, allows Twitter users to give real-time feedback to negotiators on the quality of their proposals and statements.
Professor Sir Robert Watson, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1997 to 2002, will give the opening keynote of the “Global Climate Change Policy Without the United States: Thinking the Unthinkable” conference at Yale Law School on Friday, November 9.
Please join us Tuesday, October 16, for a conversation with NRDC's Clean Air Director John Walke as he discusses clean air legal campaigns and how distinctly non-climate legal efforts can address important climage issues.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 04:30 PM
Yale Law School, Room 129 | 127 Wall Street, New Haven, Conn.
Until recently, shale gas, which is natural gas produced from shale, had not been an economically recoverable resource. But now, new technologies and techniques – namely horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” – are providing ready access to domestic shale gas reserves. This year, the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy will explore the rapid rise in production of domestic shale gas and its potentially significant effects on environmental and energy policy through our second annual Policy Workshop Webinar Series. This year’s series, which focuses on “Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development,” will consider shale gas opportunities, risks, and uncertainties through presentations by experts from a variety of sectors and fields.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Yale Sustainable Food Project are co-hosting a panel discussion on health, safety, and sustainability in the modern food system at Yale Law School on Thursday, October 4. Speakers include Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti, University of Texas Law Professor Thomas McGarity, Urvashi Rangan, director of Consumer Reports’ consumer safety and sustainability group, and food writer Kristin Wartman.

Këri Bolding, vice president at Resource Media, will be at the Yale School of Forestry on Tuesday, September 25, to discuss how public opinion on climate change shapes the development of climate- and energy-related advocacy campaigns. This event comes as part of a semester-long effort spearheaded by the Yale Climate & Energy Institue to address many aspects of climate change from science to law and policy.

For better or worse, hydraulic fracturing wells are springing up across the country, with uncertain social and environmental effects. Here’s how one researcher thinks we can make fracking safer. This piece, by Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy Research Prize Fellowship recipient Vanessa Lamers, was originally published by Sage Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) is pleased to introduce Joshua Galperin as its new Associate Director. Mr. Galperin, a 2009 graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FE&S), comes to the Center from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy where he was a policy analyst and research attorney. He previously worked as a legislative attorney for the Vermont General Assembly.
Doug Kysar, Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, was featured in the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) for his article "What Climate Change Can Do About Tort Law.” ELPAR highlights the year’s best legal and policy solutions to pressing environmental problems.
The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) recently announced Vanessa Lamers and Xin Zhang as the two recipients of its 2012 student research prize competition. Lamers and Zhang, both students at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, will each receive a $7,500 Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy Research Prize Fellowship.
The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University are offering a Sustainable Development (SD) Learning Course at upcoming Rio+20 Conference in Brazil. The final course schedule is determined, in part, by a voting process ending April 13, 2012. To vote for YCELP and CIESIN's course, or to learn more about the SD Learning Courses, or visit the Rio+20 website.
Switzerland leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.  Latvia, Norway, Luxembourg, and Costa Rica round out the top five positions in the 2012 EPI, which ranks 132 countries based on 22 indicators across ten major policy categories including air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity, and forest management.
Russia’s bleak environmental record has pushed it to the bottom of a new global ranking of how countries have been tackling pollution and managing their natural resources in the first decade of the century. A “severe breakdown” in environmental public health in Russia between 2000 and 2010, as well as a worsening performances on overfishing and forest losses, means it has shown the least improvement of 132 countries studied in a report by researchers at Yale and Columbia universities in the US.

A team of researchers jointly led by Yale University and Columbia University released a report that introduces a framework for assessing China’s environmental management and performance. This analysis offers the first independent review of Chinese provincial-level environmental performance by international researchers.


Amory Lovins, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Institute, will be at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to discuss his book Reinventing Fire on Wednesday, February 15.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, in partnership with World Resources Institute and Environmental Defense Fund, invite you to join us Thursday, Devember 8, at 12:00 PM for the next event in our webinar series: Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe. Mr. Peter Madden, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future will discuss climate change policy from the perspective of the United Kingdom.

 

Tune in Thursday, December 1, at 8:00 PM EST to hear Dan Esty & P.J. Simmons discuss the Green to Gold Business Playbook with Wayne Hurlbert on BlogTalkRadio.

Join the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, along with World Resources Institute and Environmental Defense Fund, Thursday, November 17 for the next event in our webinar series: Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe. Dr. Alexey Kokorin, Head of WWF Russia's Climate & Energy Program, will discuss his research and perspectives on Russian greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction scenarios and policies.

Join the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Yale Environmental Law Student Association on Wednesday, November 2, for a conversation on the present and potential climate change initiatives being carried forward at local, state, regional and national levels, as well as an overview of the other strategies for future action within the environmental law advocacy community.

Join us Wednesday, October 26, for a conversation with Dan Ravicher, president and executive director of the Public Patent Foundation, on intellectual property and patent law as they apply to genetic modification.

Join us Thursday, October, 13, for a conversation with R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, Berlin, on Germany's nuclear power phase-out and its implications for climate policy.
Join us Monday, October 3, for a conversation with Michael Gerrard, Kimberly Massicotte, Matt Pawa, and Stephen Susman.
The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, in partnership with World Resources Institute and the Environmental Defense Fund, will kick off its first annual webinar series with a presentation by Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 12:00 Noon.

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication released a new report, titled Public Support for Climate & Energy Policies in May 2011, highlighting results from a national survey fielded from April 23 to May 12, 2011.  The surveys were designed by Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University and Edward Maibach and Connie Roser-Renouf of George Mason University and conducted by Knowledge Networks, using an online research panel of American adults.

May, 24, 2011, NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy released today a first-of-its-kind empirical study on the relationships between trade and the environment. The new report-called "Exploring Trade and the Environment: An Empirical Examination of Trade Openness and National Environmental Performance"-finds evidence that trade openness can have both positive and negative associations with environmental quality.

The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function offers business leaders a comprehensive, practical guide on how to implement sustainable practices in every job function from IT to product R&D.

The Yale Environmental Law Association is hosting leading energy strategists in New Haven for a discussion on clean technology legislative reform and investment strategies Wednesday, April 20.
Join us Tuesday, April 12, for a conversation with Peter Mandelstam on the offshore wind industry.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

This first foundational conference of the New Directions in Environmental Law Series, hosted by the Yale Environmental Law Student Association, challenges the present and imagines the future of environmental law and scholarship. The conference will be held at the Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut.

Join us Thursday, March 24, for a conversation with Steve Katona, Director of Ocean Health for Conservation International.

The European Union as international environmental negotiator: EU decision-making and representation in climate change negotiations

Tuesday, March 1, 2011; 12:00 Noon
Room 319, Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street


Join us for a conversation with Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, co-founders of the Breakthrough Institute.

The Long Death of Environmentalism

Wednesday, February 23; 5:30 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall; 195 Prospect Street

Dan Esty LAW ’86, the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at both the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Law School, will head up Gov. Dannel Malloy’s new department of environment and energy policy, the governor announced in a press conference Thursday.

 

Join us for a conversation with Andrew Hoffman, Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan.

Tuesday, February 8, 11:45 AM

Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
Brownbag Lunch. Refreshments Provided.

Tonight's lecture has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Join us for a conversation with Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, authors of Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, as they reflect on where the environmental movement stands today.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
5:30 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street

 

Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, but many do not understand why, according to a national study conducted by researchers at Yale University.
Public concern about global warming is once again on the rise, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities. The results come as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote this week on a resolution to block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

Dan Esty, professor of environmental law at Yale Law School and director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, talks with Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace about what he calls the sustainability mega trend.

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2010 Yale-UNITAR Conference Call for Papers: Extended Deadline 23 May

The 2nd Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy will take place at Yale University, New Haven, USA from 17-19 September 2010. The specific theme of the conference is Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Fostering a Green Economy.

by Daniel Fisher, Forbes

Friday, April 23 - Saturday, April 24, 2010
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
The new Yale Climate and Energy Institute, under the direction of IPCC Chairman Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, will host its 1st annual symposium
Clean Energy Innovation: Overcoming Barriers to A New Energy System

Brownbag discussion with Philippe Zittoun
Visiting Professor, Yale University

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 1:00 PM
Room 319, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. New Haven

Cooperation After Copenhagen: Climate Change and World (Dis)Order

A panel discussion with Doug Kysar, Dan Esty, David Doniger, Steven Ferrey, Caleb Christopher, and Ambassador Phillip Muller [invited]


Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | 04:15 PM

Room 129, Sterling Law Building, 127 Wall St, New Haven


More Americans "Dismissive" about Global Warming; Fewer "Alarmed"

"Dismissive" group - those who believe global warming is not happening and probably a hoax - have more than doubled in size since 2008 to 16 percent of the American public, according to the report, "Global Warming's Six Americas, January 2010".


Americans have "room to improve" their conservation behaviors

Yale and George Mason University shows a significant gap between Americans' conservation attitudes and their actual behaviors.


Poll: Americans Support Strong Climate and Energy Policies

Despite a sharp drop in public concern over global warming, Americans support the passage of federal climate and energy policies, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities.


Iceland Ranks at Top of 2010 Environmental Performance Index

Iceland leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges, according to the 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) produced by a team of environmental experts at Yale University and Columbia University.


SAVE THE DATE

April 23-24, 2010 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The new Yale Climate and Energy Institute will host its 1st annual conference:

Overcoming Barriers to a New Energy System


China in Copenhagen, Day 10: Of Chickens and Eggs

 


China in Copenhagen, Day 9: The Big Elephant in the Room - MRV


Follow COP15 on Our Blog!


Follow Yale students as they blog from Copenhagen


Dan Esty on the Colbert Report!

Dan Esty appeared on the Colbert Report Monday night to discuss the climate change talks at Copenhagen. Watch the segment online.


"Global approach to risk reduction: Green Chemistry"

A public lecture by

Evan Beach
Post doctoral Researcher, Yale University

Thursday, December 3, 2009 | 12:00pm

G01, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., New Haven


Peter Rabinowitz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Services, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

"Risk-Risk Tradeoffs: Does Wind Power Cause Adverse Health Effects?"

5 November 2009, 12pm

Room G01, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., New Haven


Approaching Copenhagen: Perspectives from Around the World

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | 4:30 PM

A panel discussion with Yale World Fellows:

Dan Esty, Gidon Bromberg, Tim Jarvis, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Vincent Perez

Burke Auditorium (3rd Floor) Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven


Synthesis Report from IARU Climate Congress Released

This report provides a handy and accessible update on the latest climate science findings, the latest policy thinking, and the actions needed to forestall catastrophic climate change.


Connecting Generations of Environmental Leadership: Global Environmental Governance Forum Takes Place in Switzerland

The Global Environmental Governance Forum: Reflecting on the Past, Moving into the Future is now taking place in Glion, Swizerland.

Paticipants have identified lessons from the first 40 years of global environmental governance.


Global Warming's Six Americas 2009

This report identifies Global Warming's Six Americas: six unique audiences within the American public that each responds to the issue of climate change in their own distinct way.

This report will be key in effective climate change communication.


Director Dan Esty's op-ed piece, "Reset Regulation: An Earth Day Focus on Sustainability," was published on the Huffington Post, which argues that "sustainability" should be the focus of revitalizing the economic regulatory system. 

Greening Business Playbook - Seeking Summer Intern

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale are seeking a summer intern to work full-time to provide research support between the months of May through August of 2009.

The Greening Business Playbook is a follow-up publication to Green to Gold that offers practical guidance on how to integrate environment considerations into business plans and practices.


The Changing Face of Environmental Campaigning: Greenpeace and Business

A public lecture by

Gerd Leipold
International Executive Director, Greenpeace

Monday, April 6, 2009 5:30 PM

Burke Auditorium (3rd Floor) Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven


New Survey Released

Climate Change in the American Mind:

Americans' climate change beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences, and actions


Global Environmental Governance Forum - Call for Contributions

The Global Environmental Governance Project is soliciting applications to attend the Global Environmental Governance Forum as an "Emerging Environmental Leader". The forum will taken place June 28-July 2nd in Glion, Switzerland.


The Future of China in the Economic Downturn

A public lecture by

Timothy Beardson, Chairman of the China Oxford Scholarship Fund and leading entrepreneur in China

Thursday, February 26, 2009 | 04:00 PM

Room 319, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., New Haven

 


Will China Run Out of Water?

A public lecture by

Chunmiao Zheng
Professor of Hydrogeology, University of Alabama

Wed., February 25, 2009 | 04:00pm

Burke Auditorium (3rd Floor) Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven


Americans Eager to Reduce Their Energy

Many Americans have already taken action to reduce their energy use and many others would do the same if they coul afford to, according to a national survey conducted by Yale and George Mason universities.


NOW IN PAPERBACK

Revised and Updated Edition

GREEN TO GOLD: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

By Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston



Global Warming an Important Issue for Undecided Voters Nearly two out of three undecided voters say that the presidential candidates' positions on global warming will influence their vote in the upcoming election, according to a new national survey released jointly today by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities.

Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Cap and Trade

A public lecture by
Barbara Bamberger
Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 12:00 PM

Sage 24, 205 Prospect Street, New Haven


Global Warming an Important Issue for Undecided Voters

Nearly two out of three undecided voters say that the presidential candidates' positions on global warming will influence their vote in the upcoming election, according to a new national survey released jointly today by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities

 


"Ozone Pollution: Assessing the Risks of Mortality"

A public lecture by

Michelle Bell
Associate Professor of Environmental Health

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 12:00 PM


230 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT


A public lecture by

Peter Dauvergne

"The Shadows of Consumption: Consequences for the Global Environment"

Monday October 13, 2008, 12 Noon

Marsh Hall, 360 Prospect Street, New Haven


Stavros Dimas, E.U. Environment Commissioner to speak at Yale

"The European Union's Response to the Climate Crisis"

9 October 2008, 12 Noon

President's Room, Woolsey Hall, 500 College St, New Haven


China Environmental Performance Index Announced at Clinton Global Initiative

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Samuel Family Foundation announced the launch of a project to assess environmental management and performance at the provincial level in China at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City today.


A public lecture by

Prof. Jianguo (Jack) Lui

Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife. Michigan State University

China's Environment and Globalization

Monday, September 29, 2008 | 02:30 PM
Bowers Auditorium, 205 Prospect Street, New Haven

 


A public lecture by

Orville Schell
Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society

"China and Climate Change"

Tuesday, September 16th, 4:10pm

Room 127, Yale Law School, New Haven

 


Research Assistants Wanted

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy is looking for several part time fall research assistants to help with research and outreach. There are currently three positions available. Click below for further details.


Dan Esty on the Colbert Report - Monday July 14th 2008

Watch Dan Esty, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy discussing energy and environment issues on the Colbert Report. Watch here.


Florida: Public Opinion on Climate Change - the results are in!

A recent study to measure the perceptions of Florida residents about the causes and consequences of climate change and about potential solutions has released its results. This survey was conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change, Columbia University and the University of Miami.


Yale Environment 360 - a new online magazine devoted to covering the global environment - recently launched. The inaugural issue features opinion, analysis, reporting, and discussion on the major environmental issues of the day - from climate change, to growing water shortages, to the challenge of crafting an innovative energy policy in the United States. It showcases reporting from China, the Amazon, and Russia - just a sampling of its global reach - and a provocative interview with Nobel Prize-winner Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


Eighteen governors committed to a climate change declaration, which was signed in-person by four governors at the Yale 2008 Conference of Governors on Climate Change April 18th 2008

More Information.

Watch Discussion of Governors, Watch Global Issues, State Solutions.

Governors' Declaration on Climate Change.


Gary Hirshberg
A public lecture by
Gary Hirshberg
CE-YO Stonyfield Farm

"Stirring it up: How to Make Money and Save the World"
09 April 2008, 4:15pm
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven

Gary Hirshberg calls on individuals to realize their power to effect change in the marketplace - "the power of one" - while proving that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line.

 


Wood Turner, Project Director; Climate Counts

Wood Turner will come to Yale on Monday to discuss Consumer Pressure as a Force for Shaping Corporate Climate Policy.

Come and listen to the talk on Monday at 4pm, GM Room, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven



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