Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a joint undertaking between Yale Law School and the Yale School of the Environment, seeks to advance fresh thinking and analytically rigorous approaches to environmental decision-making across disciplines, sectors, and scales. In addition to its research activities, the center aims to foster discussion and collaboration across the Yale campus on environmental law and policy issues at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Current projects include the biennial Environmental Performance Index (https://epi.yale.edu), which ranks countries on their sustainability performance across eleven policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality; the Global Commons Stewardship Index, which ranks countries based on their impact on the shared resources of the Global Commons; the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (https://cbey.yale.edu/yale-initiative-on-sustainable-finance-yisf); and Remaking the Global Trading System for a Sustainable Future. Additional research themes include: sustainable investing and ESG reporting, corporate sustainability metrics, rethinking environmental protection for the twenty-first century, corporate sustainability strategy, and global governance. The center also plays a role in leading a major YSE initiative, Yale Environmental Dialogue, which aims to promote conversations on challenging sustainability issues with a goal of bridging political divides. For additional information, please visit https://envirocenter.yale.edu.