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Recap of "Oil & Water: The Role of Natural Resources in Peacekeeping and Conflict in Ukraine"

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine drew towards a seventh week, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), the Yale School of the Environment Alumni Association Board, and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment convened a panel on “Oil & Water: The Role of Natural Resources in Conflict and Peacebuilding in Ukraine.” This most recent installment of the Yale Environmental Dialogue a forum for discussion across divides focused on the intersection between regional a

David Roberts: Climate Change, the Media, and Shifting Political Power

The field of climate reporting is evolving, and David Roberts has witnessed this evolution over the course of his career. Roberts, a climate and energy reporter at Vox, believes the media is heading towards a more inclusive and accurate portrayal of climate change, although it has a long way to go. What was once an aggregate of “environmental journalism” has now developed into separate, established beats; for instance, climate and clean energy now have dedicated reporters.

Brad Plumer: A Conversation about Climate and Energy Policy in an Era of Rapid Change

On November 7th, Brad Plumer spoke with Yale students about climate and clean energy policy. Plumer covers climate change, energy policy, and other environmental issues for The New York Times and was previously a senior editor at and a reporter at the Washington Post. The event was co-hosted by the Environmental Studies and Energy Studies programs at Yale and sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism program.

#43: Deborah Goldberg

Deborah Goldberg, the managing attorney for the Northeast office of Earthjustice sits down with Melissa Legge to discuss environmental litigation, climate change, environmental justice, and the unusual twists and turns of her own career from academic to litigator. 

#41: Jim Grijalva

Eugene Rusyn, Yale Law School ‘17, sits down in the studio with Professor Jim Grijalva to discuss environmental law on Indian lands. Professor Grijalva is an expert in federal Indian law, environmental law, and environmental justice and is the director of the Tribal Environmental Law Project at the University of North Dakota School of Law.

#31: Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon leads the Energy & Climate team at Next Generation. In this episode, she talks about the promising signs of change in US climate and energy policy, with a special focus on the innovations emerging from California. There’s increasing public and private investment in transforming California’s economy, which is now the world’s eighth largest, and Gordon explains its significant impact on the scale of clean energy solutions across the state and what this could mean for national policy solutions.

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