Yale Center for Environmental Justice

The Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ) is a joint undertaking between Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School committed to strengthening institutional capacity to empower frontline communities to lead change by catalyzing partnerships and expanding interdisciplinary research, teaching, and practice in environmental justice. In addition, YCEJ promotes an expanded definition of environmental justice, recognizing the lived experiences and interconnected systemic inequities that shape environmental inequality.

The center promotes different environmental justice initiatives at Yale through partnerships, programs, outreach, and convening. YCEJ hosts several events throughout the year including the Global Environmental Justice Conference, an annual gathering that brings together scholars, practitioners, and activists from around the world and across disciplines to discuss how scholarship, social justice, and environmental management can be effectively integrated.