CONFERENCE: A New Era of Climate & Energy Policy
The climate and energy landscape has shifted dramatically with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the West Virginia v. EPA ruling, and other recent developments. Noted speakers from around the country discussed the state of energy policy and environmental justice in the wake of these shifts at our day-long conference during NYC Climate Week.
Advancing Energy Justice: Tools for Justice40 and Equitable Deep Decarbonization
This two-day conference brought together federal agency staff working to implement Justice40 with researchers to discuss how academic research can be more responsive to communities’ needs. Speakers and attendees worked to identify implementation challenges and opportunities for Justice40 and other energy justice initiatives. The goal was to enable researchers to develop methods, interdisciplinary connections, and frameworks that can help make deep decarbonization efforts more consistent with the tenets of energy justice. The playlist of session recordings are available here. Panelists' slides are uploaded here as we receive them. Our conference summary brief is available here.
Shalanda Baker (Deputy Director for Energy Justice, U.S. Department of Energy) provided keynote remarks, and dozens of experts rook part in panel discussions.
Building Power in the Public Sector—DEI and Anti-Racism at Environmental Jobs in Government
We held a conversation about what city, state, and federal agencies that focus on environmental law are doing to support diversity and inclusion and the path forward for the governmental and private sector for advancing equity. Click here to see some highlights from the event.
Webinar: What’s Next in Climate Economics?
Economics has transformed the way we understand and address climate change. In this Climate Week NYC panel discussion, experts will discuss economics advances and related policy changes that could be on the horizon, from more accurately calculating the costs of climate impacts to better serving environmental justice. Watch the recording here.
Building Power in the Environmental Movement Series (Part 3): Environmental Justice and New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
Environmental justice and equity concerns are central to many environmental matters and thus to a career in environmental law. As a case in point, New York’s new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act contains key equity provisions, which must now be implemented. Join experts working on putting these provisions into effect to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the new law.
Building Power in the Environmental Movement Series (Part 2): BIPOC Attorneys on Careers in Environmental Law
Hear first-hand from BIPOC attorneys who have forged exciting careers in environmental law, discussing the challenges they faced, the advice or help they received along the way, and the recommendations they have for new attorneys interested in exploring a career in environmental law.
Building Power in the Environmental Movement Series (Part 1): Tracking Progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Environmental Law
A video recording of the event is available here.
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, we were joined by experts working on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at environmental NGOs and law firms.
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