LAWYERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Third National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

April 18, 2019 | Locations Across the United States

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LAWYERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Third National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

On April 18, 2019, a group of leading lawyers and law professors will convene in person at locations across the United States to discuss the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers in advancing solutions. The locations will all be linked by live video/audio feeds. This is the third year in a row for this national conference on this important subject. This year’s conference will feature leading experts addressing the most important aspects of the climate crisis from a legal perspective. The conference will also address ways in which lawyers can work to make a difference on this subject of grave concern to our well-being and future.

Speakers include: Washington Governor and U.S. Presidential Candidate, Jay Inslee; U.S. Senator Ed Markey; U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch; and Prof. Michael Mann

Topics include:

  • 100% Clean Energy Future
  • The Green New Deal
  • Carbon Pricing as a Key Solution
  • Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization
  • Voluntary/Market-based Decarbonization Initiatives
  • Environmental Justice
  • How Can You Take Action on the Climate Crisis

Conference locations:

  • Washington, D.C
  • Orlando, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Eugene, OR
  • Portland, OR
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • New York, NY

Register for The Third National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency on April 18, 2019

A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change (www.calltothebar.org) is a nationwide, nonpartisan, nonprofit group of lawyers, law professors, law students, and citizens dedicated to engaging lawyers and the legal community in the fight for common sense solutions to this critical problem facing all of us.

Read our Statement of Mission, Principles, and Plan.

The Third National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency will be multi-site and hosted on the Internet, with no central location. We are actively recruiting sites for the conference. If you would like to organize a site in your community, please contact us at info@calltothebar.org.

Agenda

#SessionSpeaker(s)Moderator(s)Time
1Registration and Gathering10:30
2Opening RemarksSteve Harvey 11:00
3100% Clean Energy FutureJay Inslee Cherri Gregg11:15
4Putting a Price on Carbon Ted Deutch Josephine Balzac-Arroyo11:40
5Green New DealEd Markey Jeff Duncan12:05
6KeynoteMichael Mann Leslie Cole-Brooks12:30
7Discussion Break12:55
8Deep DecarbonizationJohn Dernbach , Mike Gerrard , Richard Horsch Jennifer Huang1:30
9Non-Governmental SolutionsRick Alexander , Veena Ramani , Michael Vandenbergh Nancy Cleveland2:15
10Discussion Break3:00
11Communicating about Climate ChangeSusan Joy Hassol Yolanda Pagano3:35
12Organizing Our EffortsLaur Hesse Fisher , Steve Harvey , Laura Jay 4:00
13Transition/Break4:40
14Getting to work. Attendee Dialogue: Facilitated at locations and among virtual participants4:45
15ClosingSteve Harvey , Yolanda Pagano 5:40-6:00
16Networking Reception (optional by location)6:00-7:00

Who's Speaking?

Rick Alexander

Rick Alexander

Head of Legal Policy at B Lab

Josephine M. Balzac-Arroyo

Josephine M. Balzac-Arroyo

Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College

Nancy S. Cleveland

Nancy S. Cleveland

CEO and co-founder of Sustrana LLC

Leslie Cole-Brooks

Leslie Cole-Brooks

Solo Practitioner

John Dernbach

John Dernbach

Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability at Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Ted Deutch

Ted Deutch

Congressman

Jeffrey Duncan

Jeffrey Duncan

Capitol Hill veteran

Laur Hesse Fisher

Laur Hesse Fisher

Program Director at the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI)

Mike Gerrard

Mike Gerrard

Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School

Cherri Gregg

Cherri Gregg

Community Affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

President, A Call to the Bar

Susan Joy Hassol

Susan Joy Hassol

Director, Climate Communication

Richard Horsch

Richard Horsch

Retired Partner of Counsel, White & Case

Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

International Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Moderator

Laura Jay

Laura Jay

Deputy Regional Director for North America & Head of the New York Office at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee

Washington Governor now running for President

Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State

Ed Markey

Ed Markey

United States Senator for Massachusetts

Yolanda Pagano

Yolanda Pagano

Treasurer, A Call to the Bar

Veena Ramani

Veena Ramani

Senior Program Director, Capital Market Systems

Michael Vandenbergh

Michael Vandenbergh

David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School

CLE Provided by the American University Washington College of Law

4.5 credit CLE available with one ethics credit subject to a $220 fee unless waived upon request for hardship

Sponsors

We are grateful for the financial and/or in-kind support of the following

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