Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
Recent posts from the Center's blog.
Events: New Directions in Environmental Law: Harnessing Momentum
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | 195 Prospect St., New Haven, CT
Blog: Yale Law students ask California Governor Brown to halt fracking
Last month I delivered a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown when he visited Yale Law School. Signed by twenty-two members of the Yale Environmental Law Association, the letter asks Governor Brown to place an indefinite moratorium on the use of unconventional oil extraction techniques such as fracking.
News: Denmark Says It Will Produce 100 Percent of Its Energy With Renewables By 2050
Recent weeks have seen unprecedented action on climate change. The European Union recently announced a plan to slash carbon emissions 40 percent by 2030 and the United States and China, the world's two largest emitters, have pledged to make their own dramatic cuts. Yet for all the fanfare, no nation can hold a candle to the climate policy of Denmark, whose ambitious approach to combating global warming could provide an international model for clean development.
News: Kenya–Shrinking Protected Areas
Only 5 percent of Kenya has major tree cover today, so it might be surprising to learn that it has some of the oldest national parks in the history of the conservation movement. In 1900, after the first landmark international conference of African wildlife in London, the Southern and Northern Game Reserves were formally created by a colonial government.
Events: Climate Risk and Opportunity
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News: Dan Esty Says Climate Change Deal Needs Grassroots Push
After two decades of international meetings on climate change have failed to reach consensus, the environmental world is beginning to sense a change in direction. The impacts of climate change no longer are being projected, they are being observed and measured, especially by those with the most to lose: corporations, cities and states.
News: Map Monday: Global Pesticide Scorecard Launched
The prevalence of pesticides may seem like something of a bygone era, one marked by Silent Spring and the Bhopal Disaster, but the grim reality is that they are unfortunately very much around. Whether it is BPA in your water bottle or neonicotinoids decimating bee populations, action has not been uniform.