From a building that produces as much energy as it consumes, to a business eliminating its waste to landfill, to a country committing to carbon neutrality, the concept of "Net-Zero” is increasingly being adopted across sectors and applied innovative and ambitious ways. The Yale Net-Zero Think Project will convene a small, interdisciplinary group of engaged individuals, primarily students, that will explore the current and potential applications of “Net-Zero.”
This project will be led by CBEY Executive Fellow Peter Boyd.
The group will meet twice a month, starting in the spring semester of 2016.
Activities and areas of focus may include:
-A broad assessment of Net-Zero as it currently stands today, from global to local and across sectors
-Inviting outside experts, practitioners, and executives from the front lines of sustainability to discuss the implementation of Net-Zero across different sectors and organizational scales
-Forming working groups that focus on different aspects of Net Zero such as:
- Metrics, data and analytics
- Communication and marketing
- Climate and energy science
- The roles of government, business, and NGOs
- Human health implications