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.
Environmental Library Resources
Yale’s environmental librarian helps researchers solve problems and find information beyond the reach of most search engine queries, for example: the number and duration of power outages across Connecticut.
Peabody Curators Stimulate Wonder Through Science
Four Yale scientists, who have been appointed to the Peabody’s curatorial staff, all work on research that explores the mysteries of life on Earth.
|Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm||Yale School of the Environment: BIOMES -Chris Mooney, Pulitizer Prize Winning Author, The Washington Post -Environmental Data Science & Journalism|
|Friday, September 24, 2021 - 3:00pm||Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies: Friday Seminar Series: Life Cycle Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Biomass Utilization: Virtual|
|Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:30pm||Deadline to Register for ELTI Online Short Course: Tropical Forest Restoration & Agroforestry|
|Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 9:00am||YSPH; Center of Climate Change and Health: Virtual Conference on Climate Change and Health in Small Island Developing States|
|Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am||ELTI Webinar Series: Forest & Landscape Restoration in Practice: Working Across Sectors & Stakeholders (Focus on Panama)|