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Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

New Haven, Connecticut
www.yale.edu/forestry

Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies was awarded $6,475,000 between 1987 and 2018, including 12 grants in Conservation & Sustainable Development and Climate Solutions.

$2,500,000

2018 • 3 years

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (the Program, housed within the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies) helps craft to new approaches to communicating about climate change. The Program conducts national public opinion surveys that try to understand American knowledge, attitudes, decision-making and behaviors that relate to climate change. The Program’s survey work is seminal to the field of climate change advocacy and helps inform key audiences within governments, academia, business, advocacy, and the media. In addition to the survey work, the Program produces Climate Connections, a daily 90-second radio program on climate change that is broadcast on nearly 400 radio stations nationwide and partners with leading pollsters internationally. This award supports the Program’s general operations.

$300,000

2016 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Yale Environment 360 (E360), a project of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. This award provides operating support for the project which will allow the magazine to continue coverage of under-reported environmental topics, like climate change, biodiversity conservation, and pollution and health, while expanding coverage of solutions and technology, renewable energy, and durable conservation efforts. Flexible support will allow the project to respond to rapid changes in digital media, a particular challenge for independent, niche publications.

$1,500,000

2015 • 2 years, 3 months • Climate Solutions

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communications is a program of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies that conducts high-impact research on public responses to climate change and develops new communication strategies and tactics. The Yale Project has conducted pioneering (now considered seminal) studies of public climate change knowledge, attitudes, decision-making and behavior. This award ensures that the Yale Project continues to investigate how to best engage different audiences in climate change solutions, develop a 90-second radio program, Climate Connections, broadcast on more than 200 stations nationwide, and expand a partnership with the Associated Press and the independent research organization, NORC, at the University of Chicago.

$300,000

2013 • 3 years, 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Yale Environment 360, a project of the Yale School of Forestry, is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. MacArthur is a founding donor of the magazine. Yale Environment 360 will build on the success of its first five years of publication and expand its coverage into key, underreported areas of environmental concern, including climate change (mitigation and adaption), the decline of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity, the needed transition from fossil-fuel resources to renewable energy, and how to respond to the overexploitation of marine resources. This coverage will include a mix of reported articles on international issues, commentary and analysis from scientists and policymakers, video reports, and other multimedia.

$300,000

2010 • 3 years, 2 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To increase the multimedia content of Yale Environment 360 (over three years).

$250,000

2008 • 3 years, 9 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of online access to Research in the Environment, which provides institutions in developing countries access to scientific journals online (over three years).

$500,000

2007 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To create YaleEnvironment Online (over three years).

$250,000

2005 • 3 years, 8 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To establish online Access to Research in the Environment (over three years).

$25,000

2000 • 1 year

To support dialogue on global governance and environmental management.

$175,000

1997 • 1 year

To support a regional policy research program on the institutional dimensions of biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia (over four years).

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