About the Forum
FROM ENVIRONMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY: MEGATRENDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Dates: September 13 - 15, 2017
Location: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Early bird discount: 30% off tuition fee through July 10th only
After a successful inaugural year the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum returns this September 13-15, 2017. In partnership with the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Yale Office of International Affairs, the Forum is a three-day program exploring sustainability as an overarching framework for life in the 21st century. An integrated policy concept, sustainability diverges from approaches to environmental protection and economic development that were pursued in the 20th century. The program focuses specifically on the megatrends distinguishing sustainability from its 20th century precursors.
The Forum’s director is Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), and former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Team-taught, the Forum is organized around modules that each provide in-depth topical study, and brings together a diverse set of thought leaders, industry practitioners, policy experts, and scholars working on the leading edge of sustainability.
The forum is modeled directly on Professor Esty's course, “Sustainability: Environment, Energy, and the Economy in the 21st Century,” and builds on the vision of YCELP to incorporate fresh thinking and analytically rigorous decision making into environmental law and policy.
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Forum!
The deadline to apply is August 11th and space is limited.