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School of the Environment

For Our Planet and Our Future

How do we create a more sustainable world for current and future generations? Students and faculty members at Yale School of the Environment (YSE) tirelessly pursue that question every day. A community that unites experts in climate science, ecology, forests, chemistry, law, sociology, economics, and more, YSE approaches this global challenge from many perspectives. Your gifts in support of students, faculty, research, and policy can open the door to our sustainable future.

A Changing Planet

Climate change and biodiversity loss are global challenges. At the School of the Environment, researchers are working to advance sustainability and protect vulnerable populations and ecosystems. At the same time, they are dedicated to improving public education and communication so that everyone understands the challenges, risks, and solutions. And as educators, they are helping Yale’s students think nimbly, lead others, and turn research into real-world applications.

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March 3, 2021

Climate Change Solutions are Focus of New FedEx-Supported Center

A $100 million gift from FedEx helped launch the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, a new multidisciplinary research hub focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon.
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September 9, 2021

An Integrated Response to Environmental Challenges that Affect Us All

The Yale Planetary Solutions Project brings together scientists and scholars from many disciplines to unlock novel solutions for our planet.
For Humanity

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