2022 SMART Talks on Climate Change

Friday, August 26, 2022 to Friday, September 30, 2022


Our program aims to provide the leaders of the next generation with opportunities for cross-border, cross-discipline and cross-generation dialogue with top scholars and leading experts on the issue of climate change.

The Weightiest Issue

Global Warming: a global challenge in the 21st century

Engage with the Best

Engage with top professors from Yale through online meetings

Find Your People

Help build a deep community of people who care about the planet

Gain a Certificate

All participants will gain a certificate after completion

Meet Top Leaders

Submit your final project to win a chance to speak at Caixin Summit



Ronald Smith

Damon Wells Professor Emeritus of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Yale University


The Meteorology of Renewable Energy

Robert Dubrow
Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), Yale School of Public Health; Faculty Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Environmental Health Sciences


Climate Change Mitigation: Protecting the Health of Current and Future Generations

Douglas Kysar
Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law, Yale Law School


International Climate Change Law & Policy

Daniel E. Prober

Professor of Applied Physics, Physics & Electrical Engineering; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale University


Future Cities with Zero Emissions

Future Transportation Technologies 

Yuan Yao

Assistant Professor of Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Systems, Yale School of the Environment


Life Cycle Assessment

Michael Oristaglio

Co-founder and Inaugural Director of the Energy Studies Multidisciplinary Academic Program, Yale University


Can Advanced Simulation and Machine Learning Help Manage the World's Underground Reservoirs of Oil, Gas, Groundwater, and CO2?

Wai Chee Dimock Ph.D. '82

William Lampson Professor Emeritus of American Studies and of English, Yale University


Writing about Climate Change

Fred Strebeigh
Senior Lecturer Emeritus in English and in Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University


Methods to Create Your Authority for Your Writing about Climate Change


Program Structure

Think Smart

Combating climate change will require experts from around the world and across multiple fields working together to come up with creative solutions to a host of problems. Join scientists, engineers, philosophers, scholars, lawyers, policy experts, and economists as we look at the vast implications that climate change has for our world and how we can best work together to fight for a better future.

Talk Smart

For years, the reality of climate change and its consequences have been clear not just to scientists, but to all of us dealing with the unpredictable ramifications of climate change. It's become apparent that new voices dealing with these issues don't just need to be driven by data and science, but they need to be emotionally appealing and drive us all to action. In these sessions, award-winning journalists, writers, and teachers will guide you as you shape your own persuasive arguments for combating climate change.

Program Material 

In this category, you will find some recommended reading materials from both Yale speakers and Caixin Global experts. These reading recommendations include news articles, books, videos, essays and websites, all linked to climate change.

Essay Competition

Essay competition aims to spark thoughts and exchange of perspectives on possible strategies against climate change. Contribute your proposal and win the opportunity to join and speak as the Young Leaders' Representative at the annual Caixin Summit.


Program Schedule





Project launch




Final Project 





The language of the program will be English.


Participation conditions

  • 16-25 years old
  • English language proficiency for meaningful participation during discussions


  • Flash Sale : RMB 4,999 (As of 23:59 on August 7)
  • Group Discount Price (at least three persons): RMB 5,099


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Caixin Global is one of the most respected sources for macroeconomic, financial and business news and information about China. Built on Caixin Media’s award winning journalism, Caixin Global delivers fast, reliable business and financial news about China to the world. It offers its English news via a 24/7 digital and mobile platform (caixinglobal.com), and runs a print magazine.

Through cooperation with a leading financial services platform — Caixin Insight — Caixin Global also provides policy analysis, industry monitoring, financial database services and more in-depth research and consulting services on China's economic policymaking and its financial markets. It organizes a series of high-level global events, including Caixin Roundtables and the Caixin Summit.

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