Yale Net-Zero Think Project

The concept of “Net-Zero” is increasingly being applied across sectors in a variety of ways. The Yale Net-Zero Think Project will explore this growing groundswell and produce content useful to the Yale Community and beyond.


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.

Please direct and questions about the project to the student coordinators for this project, Jake ( and Logan (


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

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