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What do Mary Poppins and geo-engineering have in common with respect to climate change? Think about billions of Mary Poppins’ reflective umbrellas, miniaturized and deliberately placed in the earth’s upper atmosphere, to cool us down. It’s a funny image, right? What...read more
Data-Driven Yale Director Dr. Angel Hsu at the COP24 side event: Making climate action more transparent and ambitious, Katowice, 4.12.2018. © German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), CC BY-ND 2.0. This Saturday marked the...read more
While the word ‘blockchain’ has become synonymous with the buzz surrounding the ‘bitcoin’ craze, distributed ledger technologies have a wide range of potential applications, including the possibility to track city, region, and company pledges to reduce emissions,...read more
“I think data is power --- but, more importantly, data is latent power. To actually unlock it is a tricky exercise.” These comments, from UN Habitat’s Robert Kehew, helped kick off the launch of the Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index (UESI) on December 6 in...read more
Sustainable Public Transportation, in particular, public transit system developments, is at the forefront of cities’ efforts to foster inclusive, sustainable development. The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals – which set global targets to guide the world’s...read more
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Across cities worldwide, poorer neighborhoods take on a disproportionate share of environmental burdens, according to a first-of-its-kind research tool. The Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index (UESI) finds that even in cities with strong...read more
Photo by COP24 Official on Flickr.com Director Angel Hsu will be speaking at the following events at the COP-24 Venue: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Contributions of the research community to climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement...read more
Solid progress in a marathon: How do new city, region, and business announcements from the Global Climate Action Summit measure up?
Article by: Angel Hsu, Niklas Höhne, Mark Roelfsema, Takeshi Kuramochi, Amy Weinfurter, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Nomawethu Moyo, Yihao Xi, Swithin Lui, Andrew Feierman (Data-Driven Yale, NewClimate Institute, and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment...read more
Brian Jeffery Beggerly on Flickr.com Urban areas are hot, and are getting hotter. The higher temperature in urban areas - the urban heat island (UHI) effect - is an emergent property of urbanization and a major research area in urban climatology. Most UHI studies are...read more
Categories of environmental issues and indicators assessed in the Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index (UESI). On the afternoon of December 6, 2018, in parallel with the COP-24 United Nations Climate Conference, Data-Driven Yale will convene an interactive...read more