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A State Approach to a Just Transition


July 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Webinar Only


This event is free and open to the public but you must register. Note: there is no in-person availability for this event.

  • Please REGISTER HERE by July 8.
  • Webinar information will be emailed one business day prior to the event. If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the GoToMeeting platform, please go HERE to view system requirements prior to registering.
  • All times noted are EASTERN Time. The webinar will begin at 12 noon Eastern, 11 AM Central, 10 AM Mountain, and 9 AM Pacific.
  • There is no CLE for this course.

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An ELI and American University Washington College of Law Program on Environmental and Energy Law Public Webinar

In times of crisis it is clearer than ever that vulnerable communities are impacted the most. As the climate crisis looms, policy must work to protect vulnerable communities while also rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. States are leading the way with innovative legislation that prioritizes the needs of communities and sets ambitious goals for decarbonization. These policies are often due to the efforts of diverse coalitions composed of justice-oriented, environmental, and labor organizations. Recently implemented policies in the District of Columbia, Illinois, and New York offer potential models for equitable climate change policy.

Join the Environmental Law Institute, American University Washington College of Law Program on Environmental and Energy Law, and leading panelists to explore state-level strategies for this public webinar. Panelists will explore lessons learned from legislation including the New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act, and the District of Columbia’s ambitious Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment, particularly in the context of a global health crisis. Participants will gain a robust understanding of some of the nation’s leading policy strategies to address climate change.

Panelists TBA

Materials will be posted as they are received...

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