Complex Challenges Require an Integrated Response
No single discipline can solve the complex environmental challenges we face—climate change and biodiversity loss, health and economic disruption—at the pace required. By identifying productive connections across disciplines, the Planetary Solutions Project can accelerate the development of approaches that work.
Solutions to Match the Scale of the Problems
At Yale, we are developing ways to improve life now, and for the next 10, 20, and 100 years. We must reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, save species from extinction, create and deploy affordable clean energy, and enact political, economic, health, and legal changes that establish just, equitable systems across the globe.
Insights from One Field Drive Breakthroughs in Another
By bringing Yale’s exceptional capabilities together, we can make progress on the most daunting challenges human civilization has ever faced. We are exploring artificial photosynthesis to turn sunlight into liquid fuel. We are using genetic techniques to help threatened species adapt to rapid environmental changes. We are identifying nature-based methods of capturing carbon. And we are integrating diverse data streams to build policy tools supporting global climate action.
Alumni-founded startup Coral Vita wins inaugural Earthshot Prize
Coral Vita, the world’s first land-based coral farming company for reef restoration, is awarded with the first Earthshot prize, a new global environmental award established by Prince William. The company was founded by Sam Teicher ’15 M.E.M. and Gator Halpern ’15 M.E.M.
Debra Fischer to Lead National Science Foundation Division of Astronomical Sciences
Yale astronomy professor Debra Fischer is named director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences. Fischer, who is a co-founder of the international group Astronomers for Planet Earth, says that in her new role as director she will endeavor to fight climate change.
|Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 2:30pm||Macmillan Center: PRFDHR Seminar: Understanding the Causal Impact of Climate on Human Conflict, Professor Marshall Burke|
|Friday, October 29, 2021 - 8:30am||Global Environmental Justice Conference--Toward a Just Recovery: Global Systems in Transition|
|Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 7:00pm||ELTI Webinar Series: Forest & Landscape Restoration in Practice: Working Across Sectors & Stakeholders (Focus on Philippines)|