New Interview with Julie Zimmerman about her role as Vice Provost for Planetary Solutions

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Dr. Julie Zimmerman was recently interviewed by YaleNews about her new appointment as the new Vice Provost for Planetary Solutions. In this inaugural role, Dr. Zimmerman will lead the University forward in tackling the complex environmental challenges of the present and future.

Interviewed by YaleNews, Dr. Zimmerman stated, “When you have as much talent and passion and resources as Yale does, the main thing you want to do is figure out how to support the efforts, multiply and enhance the efforts, facilitate coming together to realize even more synergies, and shine a big spotlight on the brilliant work so it has even more impact. After all, it’s all about positive impact….I could write a book about all of the ways that the Yale community can play — and already is playing — an important role in addressing climate change through efforts that involve almost every discipline, school, and part of Yale. The necessary focus now must be on magnifying the impact of the current work — and growing future efforts — on climate, and importantly the inter-related challenges, so that we generate lasting and systemic solutions while avoiding unintended consequences.”

Read the full interview here:…