Daniel C. Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of the Environment and Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy, Yale Law School
(on leave, fall 2023)

J.D., Yale Law School, 1986

M.A., University of Oxford, 1983

A.B., Harvard University, 1981

Courses Taught
  • Environmental Law & Policy
  • Climate Change Policy and Perspectives
  • Globalization and Sustainability
  • Corporate Environmental Management and Strategy
  • Sustainability: Energy, Environment, and the Economy in the 21st Century
  • Trade Law and Policy in a Globalizing World
Daniel C. Esty

Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with primary appointments in the Law and Environment Schools and secondary appointments in the Management and Global Affairs Schools. He also serves as director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and as co-director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance. Esty has written or edited 14 books (including the prizewinning volumes Green to Gold and A Better Planet) and dozens of articles on climate change, environmental protection, regulatory reform, and sustainability — and their connections to corporate strategy, innovation, competitiveness, sustainability metrics, and trade. He held a number of leadership roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1989-93 including service on the U.S. delegation that negotiated the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change. From 2011-14, Esty served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He recently concluded two years of public leave from Yale — during which time he worked at the World Trade Organization helping WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala develop a sustainability strategy for the global trading system. He co-leads the Remaking Trade for a Sustainable Future Project and, with a network of thoughtleaders around the world, developed the Villars Framework for a Sustainable Trade System.



Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting (edited with Todd Cort), New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2020).

A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future (editor), New Haven: Yale University Press (2019).

The Labyrinth of Sustainability: Green Business Lessons from Latin American Corporate Leaders. (editor), New Haven: Anthem Press (2019).

Green to Gold Business Playbook:  How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function (with P.J. Simmons). New Jersey:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2011).

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage (with Andrew Winston), New Haven: Yale University Press (2006). (revised and updated paperback edition from John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009).

Global Environmental Governance: Options and Opportunities (ed. with Maria Ivanova), New Haven: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2002).

Greening the Americas: NAFTA’s Lessons for Hemispheric Trade (ed. with Carolyn Deere), Cambridge: MIT Press (2002).

Environmental Performance Measurement: The Global Report 2001-2002 (ed. with Peter Cornelius), New York: Oxford University Press (2002).

Regulatory Competition and Economic Integration: Comparative Perspectives (ed. with Damien Geradin), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2001).

Sustaining the Asia-Pacific Miracle: Environmental Protection and Economic Integration (with Andre Dua), Washington: Institute for International Economics (1997).

Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy (ed. with Marian Chertow), New Haven: Yale University Press (1997).

Asian Dragons and Green Trade:  Environment, Economics and International Trade (ed. with Simon Tay), Singapore:  Times Academic Press (1996).

Greening the GATT:  Trade, Environment and the Future, Washington:  Institute for International Economics (1994).

Book Chapters

“Sustainable Investing at a Turning Point,” in Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting (with Todd Cort) New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2020).

“Creating Investment-Grade Corporate Sustainability Metrics,” in Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2020).

“Toward a Next Generation of Corporate Sustainability Metrics,” (with David A. Lubin) Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2020).

“Free Trade and Environmental Protection,” in The Global Environment, 5th edition, (Regina S. Axelrod, Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds.) Washington, DC: Sage Publishing (2019).

“From Crises and Gurus to Science and Metrics: Yale’s Environmental Performance Index and the Rise of Data-Driven Policymaking,” (with John W. Emerson) in Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators (Simon Bell, Stephen Morse, eds.), New York: Routledge Press (2018).

“Measurement Matters: Toward Data-Driven Environmental Policy-Making,” in Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators (Simon Bell, Stephen Morse, eds.), New York: Routledge Press (2018).

“Rethinking NAFTA: Deepening the Commitment to Sustainable Development,” in Peterson Institute for International Economics, PIIE Briefing17-2 (with James Salzman), (C. Fred Bergsten and Monica de Bolle, eds.), Washington, DC, (2017).

“Regulatory Excellence: Lessons from Theory and Practice,” in Achieving Regulatory Excellence, (Cary Coglianese), Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press (2016).

“Economic Integration and Environmental Protection,” in The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 4th edition, (Regina S. Axelrod and Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds.) Washington, DC: CQ Press (2014).

“Globalisation and Environmental Stewardship: A Global Governance Perspective,” (with Maria Ivanova) in A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy: National Government Interventions in a Global Arena, 2nd edition, (Frank Wijen et al, eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (2012).

“Lessons from Copenhagen,” in U.N. Global Compact International Yearbook (2010).

“Good Governance at the World Trade Organization:  Building a Foundation of Administrative Law,” in The Future of International Economic Law (William J. Davey and John Jackson, eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press (2008).

“Governing at the Trade-Environment Interface,” in Global Governance and the WTO (Gary Sampson, ed.), Tokyo, Japan: United Nations University Press (2008).

“Foreword,” in State of World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy in Christopher Flavin et al, eds.), Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute (2008).

 “Global Environmental Governance,” in Global Governance Reform (Colin Bradford and Johannes Linn, eds.), Washington, DC: Brookings Press (2006).

Government Interventions in a Global Arena (Frank Wijen et al, eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (2005).

“On Portney’s Complaint: Reconceptualizing Corporate Social Responsibility” in Environmental Protection and the Social Responsibility of Firms (2005).

"The Environmental Dimension of Economic Integration: The FTAA and Beyond" in Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond (Entoni Estevadeordal et. al., eds.), Cambridge: Harvard University Press (2004).

"Strengthening the International Environmental Regime: A Transatlantic Perspective" in Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO (Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann and Mark A. Pollack, eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2003).

 “Toward a Global Environmental Mechanism” (with Maria Ivanova), in Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment (James Gustave Speth, ed.), Washington, DC: Island Press (2003).

“Environmental Sustainability in the Arab World” (with Marc Levy and Andrew Winston), in The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2002-2003, New York: Oxford University Press (2003).

“Revitalizing Global Environmental Governance: A Function-Driven Approach” (with Maria Ivanova), in Global Environmental Governance: Options & Opportunities (Daniel C. Esty and Maria H. Ivanova, eds.), New Haven, CT: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2002).

“Trade and the Environment in the Americas: Overview of Key Issues” (with Carolyn L. Deere), in Greening the Americas: NAFTA’s Lessons for Hemispheric Trade (ed. with Carolyn Deere), Cambridge: MIT Press (2002).

“Environmental Governance at the WTO: Outreach to Civil Society” in Trade, Environment, and the Millennium, Second Edition (Gary P. Sampson and W. Bradnee Chambers, eds.), Tokyo: United Nations University Press (2002).

“National Environmental Performance Measurement and Determinants” (with Michael Porter), in Environmental Performance Measurement: The Global 2001-2002 Report (Daniel C.  Esty and Peter Cornelius, eds.),  New York: Oxford University Press (2002).

“Why Measurement Matters,” in Environmental Performance Measurement: The Global 2001-2002 Report (Daniel C.  Esty and Peter Cornelius, eds.)  New York: Oxford University Press (2002).

“Ranking National Environmental Regulation and Performance: A Leading Indicator of Future Competitiveness?” (with Michael Porter), in The Global Competitiveness Report 2001 (Michael E. Porter and Jeffrey Sachs, et al.), New York: Oxford University Press (2001).

“Regulatory Co-opetition,” in Regulatory Competition and Economic Integration: Comparative Perspectives (Daniel C. Esty and Damien Geradin, eds.), Oxford:  Oxford University Press (2001).

“We the People: Civil Society and the World Trade Organization,” in New Directions in International Economic Law: Essays in Honour of John H. Jackson (Marco Bronckers and Reinhard Quick, eds.), Great Britain: Kluwer Law International (2000).

“Measuring National Environmental Performance and Its Determinants,”  in The Global Competitiveness Report 2000 (Michael Porter and Jeffrey Sachs, et al., eds.), New York:  Oxford University Press (2000).

“Environment and the Trading System: Picking up the Post Seattle Pieces,” in The WTO After Seattle (Jeff Schott, ed.), (2000).

“Economic Integration and the Environment,” in The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy (Norman J. Vig and Regina S. Axelrod, eds.), Washington, DC: CQ Press (1999).

“The State Failure Project: Early Warning Research for U.S. Foreign Policy Planning” (with Jack Goldstone and Ted Robert Gurr, et al.), in Preventive Measures: Building Risk Assessment and Crisis Early Warning Systems (John L. Davis and Ted Robert Gurr eds.), Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield (1998).

“Environmentalists and Trade Policymaking,” in Constituent Interests and U.S. Trade Policies (Alan V. Deardorff and Robert M. Stern, eds.), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, (1998).

“Pivotal States and the Environment,” in United States Strategy and the Pivotal States: Testing an Intellectual Hypothesis (Paul M. Kennedy et al., eds.), New York: Norton (1998).

 “Environmental Protection” in Regional Trade Agreements: The European Community and NAFTA (with Damien Geradin), in Regionalism and Multilateralism After the Uruguay Round: Convergence, Divergence, and Interaction (Paul Demaret et al., eds.), Brussels, European Interuniversity Press (1997).

“APEC and Sustainable Development” (with Andre Dua), in Whither APEC?: The Progress to Date and Agenda for the Future (C. Fred Bergsten, ed.), Washington: Institute for International Economics (1997).

“Foreign Investment, Globalisation, and Environment” (with Brad Gentry), in  Globalisation and Environment (Tom Jones, ed.), Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (1997).

“Environmental Protection During the Transition to a Market Economy,” in Economies in Transition: Asia and Europe (Wing Woo, Stephen Parker, Jeffrey Sachs, eds.), Cambridge: MIT Press (1997).

“Environmental Regulation and Competitiveness: Theory and Practice,” in Asian Dragons and Green Trade:  Environment, Economics and International Law (editor with Simon Tay),  Singapore:  Times Academic Press (1996).

“Greening World Trade,” in The World Trading System: Challenges Ahead (Jeffrey Schott, ed.), Washington:  Institute for International Economics (1996).

“Balancing Free Trade and Intervention,” in Contemporary International Law Issues: Conflicts and Convergence(Wybo Heeve, ed.), The Hague:  T.M.C. Asser Instituut (1995).

“Making Trade and Environment Policies Work Together,” in Trade and Environment: The Search for Balance (Damien Geradin et al. eds.), London:  Cameron-May (1995).

“The Case for a Global Environmental Organization,” in Managing the World Economy:  Fifty Years After Bretton Woods (Peter Kenen, ed.),  Washington: Institute for International Economics (1994).

“Integrating Trade and Environmental Policymaking:  First Steps in NAFTA,” in Trade and Environment: Law, Economics and Policy (Durwood Zaelke, ed.), Washington:  Island Press (1993).

Journal Articles

“ESG Standards: Looming Challenges and Pathways Forward,” (with Todd Cort), Organization & Environment, (July 28, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026620945342.

“Harnessing Investor Interest in Sustainability: The Next Frontier in Environmental Information Regulation” (with Quentin Karpilow), Yale Journal on Regulation Volume 36, Issue 2, (July 2019).

“Changing International Law for a Changing Climate,” (with Dena P. Adler), American Journal of International Law Unbound 112: 279-84 (2018).

“Where is global waste management heading? An analysis of solid waste sector commitments from nationally-determined contributions (with Jon T. Powell and Marian Chertow), Waste Management 80: 137-143 (2018).

“Business Leadership in Global Climate Change Responses”, (with Michelle Bell), American Journal of Public Health 108, no. S2 (April 1, 2018): pp. S80-S84.

“Trumping Trump: Pourquoi L’Accord De Paris Survivra,” Revue Juridique de l’Environment special volume 2017: 49-57.

“Lessons from First Campus Carbon-Pricing Scheme,” (with Kenneth Gillingham, and Stefano Carattini), Nature (31 October 2017).

“Corporate Sustainability Metrics: What Investors Want and Don’t Get,” (with Todd Cort), Journal of Environmental Investing 8(1): 11-53(2017).

“Red Lights to Green Lights: From 20th Century Environmental Regulation to 21st Century Sustainability,” Environmental Law 47(1): 1-80 (April, 2017).

“Toward a Sustainable Global Economy: An Initiative for G20 Leadership,” Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics 5(2): 46–60 (August, 2016).

“Regulatory Transformation: Lessons from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,” Public Administration Review vol. 76, Issue 3: 403-12 (2016).

“Sustainability: Bridging the Sustainability Gap,” (with David Lubin), MIT Sloan Management Review, (June 2014)

“Development: Mobilize citizens to track sustainability,” (with Angel Hsu, Omar Malik, and Laura Johnson), Nature (30 March 2014)

“Green Rules to Drive Innovation,” (with Steve Charnovitz), Harvard Business Review (March 2012)

“The Sustainability Imperative,” (with David Lubin), Harvard Business Review (May 2010), pp. 2-50.

Book Review, “Global Warming and the World Trading System,” World Trade Review, vol. 9, no. 1 (January 2010), pp. 282-285.

“Meshing Climate Change Controls and Trade Policy:  Getting Down to Business, A Review of Global Warming and the World Trading System (with G. Clyde Hufbauer, S. Charnovitz, and J. Kim), World Trade Journal (2009).

“Breaking the Environmental Law Logjam:  The International Dimension,” N.Y.U. Environmental Law Journal, vol. 17 (2008).

“Climate Change and Global Environmental Governance,” Global Governance, 14:111–118 (2008).

“Rethinking Global Environmental Governance to Deal with Climate Change:  The Multiple Logics of Global Collective Action,” American Economic Review:  Papers & Proceedings 98:2 (2008).

“Good Governance at the Supranational Scale: Globalizing Administrative Law,” Yale Law Journal, vol. 115, no.7 (2006).

 “From Local to Global: The Changing Face of the Environmental Challenge”, SAIS Review, Vol. XXVI, no.2, (Summer-Fall, 2006).

“National Environmental Performance: An Empirical Analysis of Policy Results and Determinants,” (with Michael E. Porter), Environment and Development Economics, vol. 10, no. 4 (2005).

“Environmental Protection in the Information Age,” NYU Law Review, vol. 79, no. 1 (2004).

“Rejoinder,” (response to David Henderson), World Trade Review, vol.  1, no.  3 (2002).

“The World Trade Organization’s Legitimacy Crisis,” World Trade Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (2002).

“A Term’s Limits,” Foreign Policy (September/October 2001).

“Bridging the Trade-Environment Divide,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 15, no. 3 (2001).

“Next Generation Environmental Law: A Response to Richard Stewart,” Capital University Law Review, vol. 29, no. 1 (2001).

“A Term’s Limits,” Foreign Policy (October, 2001) pp. 74-75.

“The Fount of Climate Change Scholarship,” The Yale Journal of International Law, vol. 25, no. 2 (2000).

“Regulatory Co-opetition,” Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 3, issue 2 (2000).

“An Environmental Perspective on Seattle,” Journal of International Economic Law , vol. 3, no. 1 (March 2000).

“Toward Optimal Environmental Governance,” New York University Law Review ,  vol. 74, no. 6 (1999).

Book Review, “Making International Environmental Treaties Work,” Journal of International Economic Law , vol. 2, issue 3 (1999).        

“Sustaining the Asia Pacific Miracle,” Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law , vol. 3, issue 4 (1998).

“Linkages and Governance: NGOs at the World Trade Organization,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law , vol. 19, no. 3 (1998).

“Moving From National to International Environmental Policy” (with Robert Mendelsohn), Policy Sciences , vol. 31, no. 3 (1998).

“Industrial Ecology and Competitiveness” (with Michael E. Porter), Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 2, no. 1 (1998).

“Environmental Protection and International Competitiveness: A Conceptual Framework” (with Damien Geradin), Journal of World Trade, vol. 32, no. 3 (1998).

“Sustainable Development and Environmental Federalism,” Widener Symposium Law Journal , vol. 3 (1998).

“NGOs at the World Trade Organization: Cooperation, Competition, or Exclusion,” Journal of International Economic Law , vol. 1, no. 1 (March 1998).

“Market Access, Competitiveness, and Harmonization:  Environmental Protection in Regional Trade Agreements” (with Damien Geradin), Harvard Environmental Law Review, vol. 21, no. 2 (1997).

“Stepping Up to the Global Environmental Challenge,” Fordham Environmental Law Journal , vol. xiii, no. 1 (1996).

“Revitalizing Environmental Federalism,” Michigan Law Review , vol. 95, no. 3 (1996).

“What's the Risk in Risk?” Yale Journal  on Regulation, vol. 13, no. 2 (1996).

“Ökologisierung des GATT - oder ein “GATT” für die Umwelt,” Jahrbuch Ökologie 1996 (Udo Simonis, ed.), Munich:  Beck (1996).

“Private Sector Foreign Investment and the Environment,” Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), vol. 4, issue 2 (1995).

“Unpacking the Trade and Environment Conflict,” Law and Policy in International Business, vol. 25, no. 4 Summer (1994).

“Making Trade and Environmental Policies Work Together: Lessons from NAFTA,” Aussenwirtschaft (The Swiss Review of International Economic Relations), vol. 49 (1994).

“GATTing the Greens: Not Just Greening the GATT,”  Foreign Affairs, (November/December 1993).

“Environmental Protection and International Trade:  Toward Mutually Supportive Rules and Policies” (with Peter Lallas and David Van Hoogstraten), Harvard Environmental Law Review, vol. 16, no. 2 (1992).

“Market Structure and Political Influence” (with Richard Caves), Economic Inquiry, (January 1983).

Other Articles

“Earth Day at 50: Pathways to a Sustainable Future,” Our Daily Planet, (April 25, 2020), available at: https://www.ourdailyplanet.com/story/special-bonus-earth-day-at-50-pathways-to-a-sustainable-future.

“COVID-19 Lessons for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day,” The Hill, (April 22, 2020), available at: https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/493946-covid-19-lessons-for-the-earth-day-50th-anniversary.

“An Earth Day CEO Summit Shows How Dramatically Corporate Values have Changed,” (with Jeffrey Sonnenfeld), Fortune, (April 22, 2020), available at: https://fortune.com/2020/04/22/earth-day-sustainability-ceo-summit.

“Managing Interdependence in a World of Chaos,” American College of Environmental Lawyers, (August 8, 2018), available at: http://www.acoel.org/post/2018/08/08/Managing-Interdependence-in-a-World-of-Chaos.aspx.

“Delivering Climate Change Progress,” The Environmental Forum, vol. 35, no. 2 (March/April 2018).

“To Move Paris Accord Forward, Bring Cities and Companies On Board,” YaleE360, (March 20, 2018), available at: https://e360.yale.edu/features/to-move-paris-accord-forward-bring-cities-and-companies-on-board.

“Trumping Trump on Climate Change,” American College of Environmental Lawyers, (July 25, 2017), available at: http://www.acoel.org/post/2017/07/25/Trumping-Trump-on-Climate-Change.aspx.

“Climate Action Needs Green, Not Just Red Lights,” The Guardian, (April 28, 2017) available at: https://www.theguardian.com/the-gef-partner-zone/2017/apr/28/climate-action-needs-green-not-just-red-lights.

“The Next Four Years,” As the Trump administration prepares to move in, 11 Yale faculty give their predictions and suggestions. Yale Alumni Magazine. (January/February, 2017). https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4425-the-next-four-years.

“Clean Power Plan is Neither Unprecedented Nor a Radical Departure from Past Pollution Control Measures,” New Haven Register (September 22, 2016) available at: http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20160922/forum-clean-power-plan-is-neither-unprecedented-nor-a-radical-departure-from-past-pollution-control-measures.

“Moving Toward a Cheaper, Cleaner, and More Reliable Energy Future,” Springfield Republican op-ed (June 20, 2016).

“A Bottom-Up Approach to Clean Energy,” U.S. News (December 18, 2015) available at: http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/is-the-paris-climate-agreement-a-good-strategy/a-bottom-up-approach-to-clean-energy.

“Remaking American Environmentalism,” (review of Jedediah Purdy’s After Nature), Los Angeles Review of Books (December 2015).

“Shifting Gears on Climate Change,” (with Rudy Provoost), Huffington Post (September 2015) available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-c-esty/shifting-gears-on-climate-change_b_8167428.html?1442838446.

“Changement climatique: une nouvelle stratégie” (with Rudy Provoost), Le Monde (September2015) available at: http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2015/09/22/changement-climatique-une-nouvelle-strategie_4767354_3232.html.

“Bottom-Up Climate Fix,” New York Times op-ed (September 21, 2014) available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/opinion/bottom-up-climate-fix.html

 “How to make Wall Street notice Sustainability leaders,” (September 2, 2014) (available at http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/02/how-make-wall-street-notice-sustainability-leaders )

“Getting Clean Energy Policy Right” (with Dr. Varun Sivaram), EnergyBiz (January/February 2014), p. 44.

“Pain at the Pump? We Need More,” (with Michael E. Porter), New York Times op-ed (April 27, 2011) available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/opinion/28esty.html?_r=0

“Why Climate Change Collective Action has Failed and What Needs to be Done Within and Without the Trade Regime” (with Anthony Moffa), in Multilevel Governance of Interdependent Public Goods: Theories, rules and institutions for the central policy challenge in the 21st Century (Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, ed.), European University Institute (2012).

“Climate Change Plan B,” Huffington Post, April 13, 2010 (available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-c-esty/climate-change-plan-b_b_536314.html).

 “Making Sustainability Part of Everyone’s Job (with Sandra Lauterbach), The Journal of the Human Resource Planing Society, vol. 33, issue 1 (March 2010).

“Copenhagen Or Bust?,” National Journal Blog, September 29, 2009 available at

“Riding the Green Wave in the Economic Downturn,” Media & Entertainment Journal, Fall 2009.

“As Copenhagen Talk Nears, What are the Prospects for Success,” Yale 360, Nov. 23, 2009 available at http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2213.

“Reset:  Making Sustainability the Centerpiece of Our Recovery,” Huffington Post, April 2009.

“Revitalizing Global Environmental Governance for Climate Change,” Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, vol. 15, no. 4, Oct-Dec 2009.

“Foreward,” in 2008 State of the World:  Innovations for a Sustainable Economy (The Worldwatch Institute, 2008), pp. xv-xvii.

“Reclaiming US Leadership in Global Environmental Governance,” SAIS Review of International Affairs, (with Maria Ivanova), vol. xxxviii, Fall 2008.

“The Path Beyond Kyoto,” in the Third Annual Global Colloquium of University Presidents: 
Position Papers From Colloquium Participants, New York University, November 28-29, 2007.

“Ride the Wave or Go Under,” The Guardian, (November 5, 2007), p. 29.

“Jeffrey Immelt: Green Business Trailblazer,” Time, (October 23, 2007), available at

 “What Stakeholders Demand,” Harvard Business Review, (October 2007), p. 30.

“The Promise of Data-Driven Policymaking,” (with Reece Rushing) Issues in Science and Technology, vol. XXIII, no. 4 (Summer 2007), p. 67.

"Final Word," 2 Fast Company, (June 2007).

“Is China Turning Green?,” Fortune (May 4, 2007) available at           http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/05/14/100024847/index.htm

 “When Being Green Puts You in the Black”, The Washington Post, p. B01(March 4, 2007).

"Green is Beautiful: Helping the Planet Doesn't Have to Hurt Your Bottom Line," CIO Magazine, (Jan. 2, 2007).

“Greener Pastures”, Wall Street Journal, p. A.8, (Dec 29, 2006).

“Governing by the Numbers: The Promise of Data-Driven Policymaking in the Information Age” (with Reece Rushing), Center for American Progress (November 21, 2006).

 "On My Mind: It's Easy Being Green," Forbes, (Oct. 2, 2006).

 “Globalizing Administrative Law,” Administrative and Regulatory Law News, vol. 32, no. 1 (Fall 2006).

“Toward Data-Driven Decisionmaking: Why Measurement Matters,” Inside Green Business, vol. 1, no. 16 (16 August 2006).

“Energy Tide Turns Toward Alternatives,” Hartford Courant (27 June 2005).

“Measuring Up:  Applying the Environmental Sustainability Index,” (with Tanja Srebotnjak) Yale Journal of International Affairs, vol. 1, issue 1 (Summer/Fall 2005).

 “Sustainable Management of the Global Natural Commons,” Background Studies Issue Paper,
International Task Force on Global Public Goods (February 2004).

 “Lessons from Johannesburg,” The Yale Herald (Sept. 20, 2002).

“Thickening the International Environmental Regime,” Robert Schuman Centre Policy Paper Series, European University Institute (June 2002).

“Free Trade and Environmental Protection,” Paper presented at The Convergence of U.S. National Security and the Global Environment Sixth Conference, The Aspen Institute (May 27-June 2, 2002).

“In a High Tech Environment,” Worldlink (January/February 2002).

“Toward Data-Driven Environmentalism:   The Environmental Sustainability Index,” The Environmental Law Reporter, vol. xxxi, no. 5 (2001).

“Digital Earth: Saving the Environment,” OECD Observer, no. 226 (May 2001).

“The Value of Creating a Global Environmental Organization,” Environment Matters Annual Review  (July 1999 - June 2000).

“Environmentalism by Number,” (with Kim Samuel-Johnson) Worldlink, (January/February 2001).

“Vers une organisation monndiale de l’environment?” Courrier de la Planete 

“Global Environment Agency Will Take Pressure Off WTO,” Financial Times (Thursday, July 13, 2000) (response to Calestous Juma’s “Stunting Green Progress”).

“An Earthy Effort,” Worldlink (September/October 2000).

“Trade Storms,” Worldlink (May/June 2000).

“Green Index,” Worldlink (January/February 2000).

“Feeding Frankenstein,” Worldlink (September/October 1999).

“No More Trade-Offs,” Worldlink (May/June 1999).                       

“Breaking Protocol,” Worldlink (November/December 1998).

“Globalization and the Environment,” The American Oxonian vol. LXXXV, no. 4 (Fall 1998).

“Clean Competition,” Worldlink (September/October 1998).

“Next Generation of Environmental Policy Looks to Industrial Ecology” (with Marian Chertow), Environmental Business Journal (January 1997).

“Environmental Policy: The Next Generation, (with Marian Chertow), Issues in Science and Technology (Fall 1997).

“Trade and Environment Mix,” Journal of Commerce (7 November 1997).

“U.S. Must Lead on the Environment,” Newsday (25 June 1997).

“Private Capital Flows: New and Additional Resources for Sustainable Development” (with Brad Gentry), Bridges to Sustainability: Business and Government Working Together for a Better Environment, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Bulletin Series, no. 101 (1997).

“Greening U.S. Aid to China” (with S. Dunn), China Business Review January-February 1997).

“A Difficult Position: China, Climate Change and Joint Implementation” (with Dan Rosen and Seth Dunn), China Review, issue 4, (Summer 1996).

“The Challenge of Going Green,” Harvard Business Review, vol. 72, no. 4 (1994).

“Toward a Greener GATT,” International Economic Insights, (March/April 1994).

“Rio Revisited:  Turning the Giant's Head,” Ecodecision (September 1993).

“New Linkages and Policy Challenges,” The Environmental Forum, vol. 5, no. 4 (July/August 1992).

“Competitiveness – Not Just a Buzzword” (with Robert Herzstein), The New York Times, (January 1987).

Other Publications

“Compromise and the Art of the Deal,” Our Daily Planet (December 15, 2018), available at https://mailchi.mp/4975f35a294f/our-daily-planets-bright-ideas-dan-estyhillhouse-professor-of-environmental-law-and-policy-at-yale-law-school

“A Tribute to One of My Environmental Heroes: President George H.W. Bush,” Our Daily Planet, (December 4, 2018), available at http://us16.forward-to-friend.com/forward/show?u=0dab4d757f3c1102acb135b56&id=66c234247a

Good Governance at the Supranational Scale: Globalizing Administrative Law (Chinese book version of 2006 Yale Law Journal article, translated by Lin Tai, Beijing: Law Press, 2018.).

2018 Environmental Performance Index: Global Metrics for the Environment (with Zach Wendling, Jay Emerson, Mark Levy, Alex de Sherbinin, et al) New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (available at: www.epi.yale.edu).

“Proposed G20 Initiative for the International Trade and Investment Regimes on Sustainable Development and Climate Change,” International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development: Geneva (April, 2016).

2016 Environmental Performance Index: Global Metrics for the Environment (with A Hsu, MA Levy, A de Sherbinin, et al) New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (available at: www.epi.yale.edu).

2012 Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index, (with JW Emerson, A Hsu, MA Levy, A deSherbinin, V Mara, and M Jaiteh), New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (available at http://epi.yale.edu)

2010 Environmental Performance Index, (with Jay Emerson, Mark A. Levy, Christine Kim, Valentina Mara, Alex de Sherbinin, and Tanja Srebotnjak), New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (available at http://epi.yale.edu).

2008 Environmental Performance Index, (with Mark A. Levy, Christine Kim, Alex de Sherbinin, Tanja Srebotnjak, Valentina Mara), New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (available at http://epi.yale.edu).

Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index, (with Mark A. Levy, Tanja Srebotnjak, Alex de Sherbinin, Christine Kim, Bridget Anderson), New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (available at http://www.yale.edu/epi).

2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (with Mark A. Levy, Tanja Srebotnjak, Alex de Sherbinin), New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (available at http://www.yale.edu/esi).

“Making International Environmental Agreements Work: The Case for a Global  Environmental Organization” (with Maria Ivanova). Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy Working Papers Series, Working Paper 2/1, http://www.yale.edu/gegdialogue) (May 2001).

Environmental Sustainability Index 2002, Geneva: World Economic Forum (annual releases in 2000-2002) (available at http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/indicators/esi).

“Toward a Global Environmental Organization,” Toward Shared Responsibility and Global Leadership: A Report to the Leaders of the G-8 Member Countries (Bergsten, C.F. et al, 2001).

“Comment: Beyond the Club System,” Efficiency/Equity/Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium (Roger B. Porter, et al. eds.), Washington: Bookings Institution (2001).

NAFTA and the Environment  (with Gary C. Hufbauer, Diana Orejas, Luis Rubio and Jeffrey J. Schott), Washington: Institute for International Economics (2000).

“Why the World Trade Organization Needs Environmental NGOs,” Public Participation in the International Trading System, vol. 1, no. 3 (1997).

“Environment and Security: Borders and the Biosphere,” The Convergence of U.S. National Security and the Global Environment (Dick Clark, ed.), Washington: Aspen Institute (1996).

“Policy Implications from Long-Term Scenarios: the Global Environment,” Globalisation and Linkages to 2020, Paris: OECD (1996).

Restructuring the Global Environmental Facility (with J. Koehler), Washington:  Overseas Development Council (1993).