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Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the US: Pro Bono Implementation Project

When:

May 7, 2019

Where:

New York, NY


Co-sponsored by White & Case LLP, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center of Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and ELI.


Participants were invited to learn how law firms can help implement the more than 1,000 options identified in a new book, Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States, edited by Professors Michael Gerrard and John Dernbach.

The legal options identified involve federal, state and local law, as well as private governance. The 34 individual topics addressed by the book relate generally to:

  • Energy efficiency, conservation, and fuel switching in buildings, industry and transportation
  • Electricity and fuel decarbonization
  • Carbon capture and negative emissions
  • Non-carbon dioxide climate pollutants

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 

Opening presentation by Professors Gerrard and Dernbach, followed by panel discussions on the pro bono legal services needed to turn the book’s recommendations into model legal documents and opportunities for lawyers to take part in this unique and important project.

 

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