The Yale School of the Environment (YSE) will launch the Three Cairns Climate Program for the Global South, an initiative to reduce barriers to advanced environmental education in nations of the world facing the most devastating effects of climate change. The program will support and empower YSE master’s students from the Global South on campus and at home and will expand access to YSE’s online certificate programs for mid-career environmental professionals.
The contribution is the largest gift ever to focus entirely on the Yale School of the Environment. A portion of the gift enables the school to provide scholarships that meet the full demonstrated financial need of each student from the Global South who is admitted to the program and to offer stipends to those who return to their home countries and engage in environmental work after graduation.
“It would be difficult to overstate the transformational impact that The Three Cairns Climate Program for the Global South will have on our ability to meet the needs of these highly qualified students, who, in turn, will expand the global network of alumni with the knowledge, training, and determination to address the climate crisis and lead on solutions,” said Indy Burke, the Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean of the Yale School of the Environment.