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Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy

When you visit the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, you will be leaving the main Yale Law School website.

Recent posts from the Center's blog.


Events: [Webinar] The Politics of Rights of Nature in Ecuador
via webinar

Blog: Agroforestry: Merging Human and Environmental Needs

This post marks the first in a three-part series about agroforestry, its benefits, hurdles to wider implementation, and possible solutions.


News: Div, Law and Forestry schools team up for first time
For the first time, faculty from Yale Law School, Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are offering a course together.

Events: Catalyzing Pathways to Decarbonization with Matthew Hoffmann, University of Toronto
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall | 195 Prospect St., New Haven, CT

Blog: Q&A with New Urban Research Fellow

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy is pleased to introduce Alisa Zomer as its inaugural Urban Research Fellow. Alisa is a 2014 graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) where she studied urban sustainability with a particular focus on governance and climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities. Prior to Yale, she worked at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, on issues related to access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making.


News: Planet politics eclipsing planet earth
Of 178 countries and principalities, Thailand rates 78th overall, right in the middle. In Southeast Asia it's behind Malaysia and Singapore but ahead of the other nations. For air quality, Thailand rates 145, which is near the bottom, but not as low as India or China, which are in the basement.

News: Beauty and the beastly environment
Clouds of smoke rise above mounds of burning rags and garbage, engulfing the area in unbearable smog and stench. Splendid cars carrying well-groomed passengers pass by the mess. How would the passengers take notice of this open dumpsite? The windowpanes are rolled up and appear to be hazy with the vapour created by artificial air-cooling systems within the cars. The comfort takes us to a world where no smog, no stench can ever reach us, or so we wish.