Conference of the Parties (COP)

The EU’s New Green Label for Natural Gas and Nuclear Energy—What are the Implications for COP27 Negotiations?

The geopolitical context effectuated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine complicates the European Parliament’s (EP) July 6, 2022, vote to include natural gas and nuclear energy in the European Union’s (EU) taxonomy for sustainable activities (green taxonomy)—effectively incentivizing private investment in the energy sources.

Sue Biniaz: The Future of International Climate Cooperation

Sue Biniaz, a lecturer at Yale Law School and former lead climate lawyer for the U.S. State Department, joins Jhena Vigrass (YSE ’22) and Charles Harper (YSE ’22) to discuss what might lie in store for the Paris Agreement and international climate cooperation after the momentous events occurring later this week—namely the U.S. election and the official U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

On World Environment Day, “A Better Planet” Event Highlights the Need for Collaboration

This June, four authors from “A Better Planet: Pathways to a Sustainable Future” joined Center Director Dan Esty, Yale FES Dean Indy Burke, and special guest UN Ambassador Marco Antonio Suazo to discuss how the lessons from “A Better Planet” can be used to address today’s environmental challenges.

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