Confronting Climate Change: Primary Forces in Advancing Environmental Protection in a Court of Law

February 25, 2020 11:30 am — 1:00 pm
Washington, DC (and webinar)

An Environmental Law Institute and Climate Media Lab, The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University co-sponsored workshop

A wide range of plaintiffs have pursued climate litigation encompassing federal statutory claims, public trust claims, adaptation issues, and more on both the domestic and international fronts. Decisions in these cases have the potential to shape how the law addresses pressing climate issues in the years to come. Climate science is both a vital element of environmental litigation and such litigation can be an important avenue for the communication of climate science to the public.

What should courts be focusing on to ensure justice as the number of environmental protection cases continue to increase? How can these cases be communicated to key audiences to ensure engagement and public education? Expert panelists will address these questions and more as they reflect on past cases and tackle the multifaceted aspects of climate cases. Leading panelists will also explore strategies to successfully communicate climate change in the context of litigation.  Join expert panelists, the Environmental Law Institute, and the Climate Media Lab at the Milken Institute School of Public Health of George Washington University for this timely workshop focused on how courts confront climate change and advance environmental protection.

Sandra Nichols Thiam
, Associate Vice President, Research & Policy and Director, Judicial Education Program, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Christi Cooper, Producer/Director, “YOUTH v GOV” documentary, Barrelmaker Productions Limited
Robert L. Glicksman, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George Washington University Law School
Sabrina McCormick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
Lee Paddock, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University and Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute

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