Tag Archives: Yale

12. Carbon Offsets: One Quandary After Another



Are carbon offsets a viable option for decarbonizing the global economy? What problems do they solve? What problems do they create? We hear from Suzi Kerr (Chief Economist, EDF), Brad Gentry (Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor in the Practice of Forest Resources Management and Policy, Yale University), Zack Parisa (CEO, Natural Capital Exchange), Anastasia O’Rourke (Managing Director, Yale Carbon Containment Lab), Dr. Charles Canham (Forest Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies), Kristen Lyons (Fellow, Oakland Institute), Kim Hellstrom (Strategy Lead, Sustainability, H&M Group), and Alex Barron (Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College). Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.


Ep. 47 – Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil on writing love letters to nature



Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s exuberant book of essays, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments, has unlocked protective passion for nature among readers since its release in 2020. In the book’s thirty dazzling essays, Nezhukumatathil weaves love stories about being a daughter, a partner, a mother, and a teacher with reverence for a delightful catalogue of wild animals and plants and what they give us: their ability to expand our imaginations, to connect us with others, to unearth memories, to break habits of thinking, to teach us lessons, and to simply leave us awed that we co-exist with such wildly magical creatures as frogs and fireflies. In this episode, Nezhukumatathil reads from her collection, tells us about animals who have shaped her experiences and understanding of the world, and discusses the power of wonder and astonishment to expand our empathy.


11. What Have We Learned From Internal Carbon Pricing?



Yale, Microsoft, H&M, Mahindra, Smith College, and University College London share lessons from their experience putting prices on their own carbon emissions. Casey Pickett, host of Pricing Nature and Director of the Yale Carbon Charge, shares experiences from the last six years and makes a big announcement about the future of carbon pricing at Yale. And we hear advice about internal carbon pricing from Joanna Marshall-Cook (Head of Sustainability Programmes, University College London), Kim Hellstrom (Strategy Lead, Sustainability, H&M Group), Elizabeth Willmott (Carbon Program Director, Microsoft), Anirban Ghosh (Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group), and Alex Barron (Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College & Co-author, “Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit”).


10. Tax Ourselves? Why Companies and Institutions Are Pricing Their Own Emissions



What is “internal” carbon pricing? And why are more and more private companies and institutions using the tool to reduce their emissions? We hear from Elizabeth Willmott (Microsoft, Carbon Program Director), Anirban Ghosh (Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group), Kim Hellstrom (Strategy Lead, Sustainability, H&M Group), Alex Barron (Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College & Co-author, “Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit”), and Long Lam (Lead Author, CDP’s “How-To Guide to Corporate Internal Carbon Pricing”). Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.


Bonus Episode: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Carbon Price



A carbon price at the Panama Canal?! In this mini episode, Casey and Jacob hear from Maxim Rebolledo (Decarbonization, Canal de Panamá), and discuss the implications of private actors pricing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.


Craft & Career – Jennifer Harrison Newman MFA ’11, artistic director, performance artist – Part 2



The Craft & Career series connects with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their careers, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together.

We pick up where we left off with Jennifer Harrison Newman, artistic director, producer, choreographer, performance artist, and artistic director for the Yale Schwarzman Center, discussing the best ways to find balance between practice and profession.
schwarzman.yale.edu/jennifer-harrison-newman-mfa-11


Craft & Career – Jennifer Harrison Newman MFA ’11, artistic director, performance artist – Part 1



The Craft & Career series connects with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their careers, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together.

We welcome to the show the vibrant Jennifer Harrison Newman, artistic director, producer, choreographer, performance artist, and artistic director for the Yale Schwarzman Center, to discuss the healthy balance that can exist between practice and profession.
schwarzman.yale.edu/jennifer-harrison-newman-mfa-11


Bonus Episode: Hank Green on How to Talk About Climate Change



What’s the best way to approach climate denialism? How should we feel if oil companies get rich solving the climate crisis? Do individuals have any power to address climate change? Casey discusses these questions and more with YouTube royalty Hank Green, a science communicator, author, and entrepreneur. Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.


Craft & Career: Sharon Louden MFA, artist, educator, Chautauqua Institute – Part 1



The Craft & Career series connects with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their careers, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together.

We welcome the amazing artist, arts advocate, educator, Yale MFA alum, and Artistic Director at Chautauqua Institute, Sharon Louden, to discuss the real world reality and community importance of creative practice.

www.sharonlouden.com/Chautauqua Visual Arts
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Living and Sustaining a Creative Life


9. Without National Climate Action, How Can US States Put a Price on Carbon?



In the absence of climate policy at the federal level, what are US states doing to price their carbon emissions? And what does it take to get these subnational policies off the ground? The Pricing Nature team speaks to Paula Sardinas (Washington Build Back Black Alliance), Katie Dykes (Commissioner, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection), Rob Klee (Former Commissioner, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection), Martin Suuberg (Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection), Nicole Wong (Former Campaign Manager, Green For All), and Iliana Paul (Senior Policy Analyst, NYU Institute for Policy Integrity). Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.