Building Power in the Environmental Movement Series (Part 1): Tracking Progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Environmental Law
The environmental law field has been slower to diversify than the larger environmental movement. What are the best strategies for addressing this? And what are firms and other legal organizations already doing that is working? To discuss these questions, please join us to hear from experts working on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at environmental NGOs and law firms.
Several states have recently passed legislation mandating ambitious levels of economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions reductions. While the laws establishing these state mandates authorize agencies to adopt new regulations, they do not spell out what to do about existing laws that enable—and, in some cases, encourage—the consumption of fossil fuels. Our webinar, co-hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund, will explore this challenge by considering New York's clean energy transition, and tensions between old laws and the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.