Established in 1994 by the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy "draws on resources throughout Yale University to develop and advance environmental policy locally, regionally, nationally, and globally." This is not a surprising partnership, as the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (founded by Gifford Pinchot) helped launch the conservation movement of the early 20th century, and graduates of the Yale Law School were some of the primary movers behind the environmental law movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. From the homepage, visitors can learn about ongoing research projects (such as those dealing with global environmental governance), read a number of publications authored by Center faculty, and learn about upcoming conferences and events sponsored by the Center. Rounding out the site is the Environmental Sustainability Index, which serves as "a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability". Here visitors can examine the ESI scores of 142 countries, which are based upon a set of 20 core indicators, along with reading a full report on the results from the 2002 findings.
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