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.
New vice provost helps focus Yale’s commitment to planetary solutions
Julie Zimmerman says Yale’s commitment to responding to global challenges including climate change, biodiversity, and planetary health is moving to a new level.
Yale 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.
|Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 2:30pm||Yale Divinity School – Living Village Breaking Ground Ceremony|
|Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 9:00am||Yale Climate, Environment & Economic Growth Conference 2023|
|Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 5:00pm||Yale Clean Energy Conference - Aligning Innovation, Equity, and Investment|