University of Toronto Professor Hoffmann describes ongoing collaborative research and answers audience questions regarding attempts to conceptualize how climate governance experiments are working towards decarbonization. Hoffmann contends that politics and political dynamics are the lynchpin for conceptualizing how to disrupt carbon “lock-in” and foster pathways to decarbonization. Further, carbon lock-in is not a single system that needs disruption. On the contrary, the carbon ‘system’ that we experience is the result of multiple, interlocking systems that exist at multiple levels.
Policy & Law
YCELP Assoc. Director Josh Galperin discusses policy instruments in development to help communities nationwide who might be wrestling with questions of how to manage shale gas development in their midst.
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy Associate Director Josh Galperin was as surprised as any by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this week to ban fracking in New York …
From the fourth annual YCEI Atmospheric Science - Climate Policy Frontier, February 7, 2013. Panelists include Trude Storelvmo (Yale), Dan Lashoff (NRDC) and Cliff Davidson (Syracuse University).
John Walke, Sr. Defense Counsel for the NRDC discusses three categories of advocacy that have been adopted by activists in the currently polarized environment where the mention of “climate change” makes people choose sides.
Nearly three and a half years after the Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear accident, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has certified its first nuclear station at Sendai to go back on line…
With evidence mounting that climate change is severe, pervasive and perhaps irreversible, why is society not responding as if it were preparing for war? Professor Mary Wood says it’s because we assume that environmental law will protect us. But unlike many other facets of society that are innovating in anticipation of a changed climate they accept is on the way, the law is not.
YCEI Director Mark Pagani introduces Panel Moderator and new YCEI Advisory Board Chair Dave Lawrence who mediates the morning panel and its first speaker Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Law and former Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and the Environment. (DEEP).
Transportation sector greenhouse gas reductions do more than save energy: greener public transportation alternatives can reduce traffic congestion, lessen US dependence on foreign oil and make the US more economically competitive. In addition to these benefits, policies that reduce GHG emissions by encouraging more active modes of transportation can have additional…