Yale Center for Environmental Communication
The Yale Center for Environmental Communication (YCEC) conducts research on the psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence environmental attitudes and behavior; teaches students and trains working professionals; informs and engages the public through environmental journalism; and supports a global network of organizations seeking to build public and political will for environmental solutions.
Research The YCEC conducts world-class research on climate change and environmental communication. Research results are published in public reports, interactive maps, and scientific articles and are shared via public presentations and private briefings. The findings are used by hundreds of news organizations, including CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, the Guardian, Xinhua, and many others.
Teaching and training The YCEC provides courses in environmental communication for Yale graduate and undergraduate students and training programs for working environmental professionals.
Environmental journalism The YCEC informs and engages the public in environmental science and solutions through several environmental journalism initiatives, including Yale Environment 360, Yale Climate Connections, the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, Sage Magazine, and the Yale Environmental Review.
Supporting a global network of environmental communicators The YCEC organizes national and international meetings, conferences, and events to convene climate change and environmental leaders and supports a global network of environmental communication scholars and practitioners.