• Knoweldge | Action | Impact

  • Knowledge | Action | Impact

  • Knowledge | Action | Impact

  • Knowledge | Action | Impact

  • Addressing our biodiversity and climate crises through innovative research, education, and engagement.

  • Knowledge | Action | Impact

  • Knowledge | Action | Impact

  • Knowledge | Action | Impact

Welcome

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Steering Committee Charge

Planetary Solutions: Establishing a Vision and Themes

A message to the Yale Planetary Solutions Steering Committee from Scott Strobel, Provost, and Jack Callahan, Vice President of Operations.

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Seed grant imageNew 2024 Planetary Solutions Seed Grants Announced

 

Turning Knowledge into Action for Positive Action

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Build the YPS Community

Geospatial SolutionsYale Divinity School breaking ground on the largest Living Building Challenge-certified structure on a university campus

 

The Living Village, a key component of Yale’s Planetary Solutions, will have a zero-carbon footprint, and will give back to the environment more than it takes.

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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.

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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.

Work

Work

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.

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Yale sets New Carbon Reduction Targets, Takes Divestment Steps

Yale sets New Carbon Reduction Targets, Takes Divestment Steps

Yale plans to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050, and net zero emissions by 2035 after offsets and other campus reductions in emissions are factored in.

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Moving toward an inclusive architecture with Deborah Berke

Moving Toward an Inclusive Architecture

“Given the global climate crisis, an architecture of the greater good is concerned about our shared environmental future.” In this interview, Deborah Berke, dean of the School of Architecture, describes new sustainability and diversity work at the school.

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