The Yale Center for Environmental Justice is a joint undertaking between Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School, in partnership with the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. YCEJ is 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.


Registration is open for the 2022 Global Environmental Justice Conference!

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Global Environmental Justice ConferenceSCOTUS Roundtable with Gerald Torres, Sheila Foster & Breya Johnson

YCEJ faculty director, Gerald Torres, was featured on The Coolest Show for a roundtable on the current decisions made by SCOTUS. Listen to the episode here! Hosted by Rev. Yearwood, The Coolest Show podcast reimagines how Black, Indigenous, and Brown people thrive in our environment.

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Featured Videos

Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Spring 2022

Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Spring 2022

Community Advocacy and Organizing

February 21, 2022

Denise Abdul-Rahman; NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Team

Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Spring 2022

Energy Justice and Renewable Energy Development

February 14, 2022

Zaid Ashai; CEO, Nexamp

Yale Global Environmental Justice Conference 2021

Yale Global Environmental Justice Conference 2021

2021 Conference Panel 1

October 29, 2021

Moderated by Laura Bozzi

Panelists: Chéri Smith, Diana Hernandez, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Shannon Baker-Branstetter

Discussants: Rory Stewart, Narasimha Rao

People and Partners