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Knowledge & leadership for a sustainable future

Innovative, Implementable Solutions

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Partnerships

Expanding the Corps of Environmental Leaders Throughout The Global South

The Yale School of the Environment and the Three Cairns Group partner to establish the Three Cairns Climate Program for the Global South, a transformative program aimed at supporting the next generation of environmental leaders in the Global South.

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Faculty Q&A

How Will the Supreme Court's EPA Ruling Affect Climate Goals and What Are the EPA's Options?

YSE's Rob Klee, former Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, examines the implications of the Supreme Court's decision limiting the EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

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2022 Environmental Performance Index Finds World Is Not on Track to Meet Climate Commitments

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.

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Students

Kroon Cup Winner Elaine Lac Recognized for Building Strong YSE Community

With a background in community organizing and experience as an international Peace Corps volunteer, Lac devoted countless hours at the Yale School of the Environment working to bring communities of people together.

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Student Highlights: YSE Class of 2021

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YSE Class of '21 "Forward with Optimism and Resolve" — Dean Burke commends this year's graduates for their resilience, true expertise, scholarship, and leadership during a historically challenging time.

Student Highlights: YSE Class of 2021

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YSE Class of '21 "Forward with Optimism and Resolve" — Dean Burke commends this year's graduates for their resilience, true expertise, scholarship, and leadership during a historically challenging time.

Student Highlights: YSE Class of 2021

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YSE Class of '21 "Forward with Optimism and Resolve" — Dean Burke commends this year's graduates for their resilience, true expertise, scholarship, and leadership during a historically challenging time.

Student Spotlights

YSE Class of '21 "Forward with Optimism and Resolve" — Dean Burke commends this year's graduates for their resilience, true expertise, scholarship, and leadership during a historically challenging time.

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Climate Action Through Centering Communities

"Prior to coming to Yale, I worked for several federal agencies on energy and environmental policy. While those experiences were great, it was eye-opening to realize how mainstream environmental organizations, like 'the Big Greens,' have a history and active present of working against communities of color, low income communities, and environmental justice communities on environmental policy."

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Climate Action Through Centering Communities

"Prior to coming to Yale, I worked for several federal agencies on energy and environmental policy. While those experiences were great, it was eye-opening to realize how mainstream environmental organizations, like 'the Big Greens,' have a history and active present of working against communities of color, low income communities, and environmental justice communities on environmental policy."

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Climate Action Through Centering Communities

"Prior to coming to Yale, I worked for several federal agencies on energy and environmental policy. While those experiences were great, it was eye-opening to realize how mainstream environmental organizations, like 'the Big Greens,' have a history and active present of working against communities of color, low income communities, and environmental justice communities on environmental policy."

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Kristina Rodriguez

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Akshyah Krishnakumar

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Kristina Rodriguez

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Akshyah Krishnakumar

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Humna Sharif

'23 MEM (she/her)

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Kristina Rodriguez

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14 Sept

Mountain Laurel: Below the surface - the unseen side of mountain laurel on forest development

  • Part of the Yale-Myers Summer Seminar Series
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Yale-Myers Forest Camp
14 Sept
Multiday Event

WISAY's Annual Non-Academic Career Panel

  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Yale-Myers Forest Camp
14 Sept

Mountain Laurel: Below the surface - the unseen side of mountain laurel on forest development

  • Part of the Yale-Myers Summer Seminar Series
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Yale-Myers Forest Camp
14 Sept
Multiday Event

WISAY's Annual Non-Academic Career Panel

  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Yale-Myers Forest Camp

Why Yale School of the Environment?

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Local, National, International Opportunity

Students conduct research and gain field experience in locations across the U.S. and the world — from Washington, D.C. to Singapore.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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Madeleine O'Brien '20 MESc operates a drone loaded with sensors to measure carbon dioxide concentrations at various heights on the Yale campus as part of a project led by the Yale Center for Earth Observation.

Partnerships Across Yale University

The Yale School of the Environment has strong connections with scholars across the Yale campus, including through joint-degree programs with six professional schools.

JOINT DEGREES

Program & Degrees

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Master's Program

Priority Application Deadline: December 15, 2020

Apply to a Masters Program

Doctoral Progam

Doctoral Application Deadline: January 2, 2021

Apply to the doctoral Program

Centers, Programs, and Initiatives

From Local to Global

Yale School of the Environment's more than 20 centers and programs are having immediate impact across many sectors and disciplines. They also provide students with numerous opportunities to gain hands-on clinical and research experience.
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Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)

Empowering local leaders to protect tropical forests

Each year, ELTI offers practitioners throughout Asia and the Americas tools and training to protect these endangered landscapes and achieve more sustainable practices.

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Urban REsources Initiative

Helping to create a stronger, more sustainable New Haven

The Urban Resources Initiative works with the city to plant street trees, builds bioswales, and promote urban forestry.

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Mapping U.S. opinion on climate — down to the local level

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication tracks Americans perceptions of climate change at the state, congressional district, and county levels.

Urban REsources Initiative

Helping to create a stronger, more sustainable New Haven

The Urban Resources Initiative works with the city to plant street trees, builds bioswales, and promote urban forestry.