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A Matter of Justice: The Lawyer’s Role in the Climate Change Debate

July 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Can lawyers do better than scientists at persuading the public of the importance of climate change? We are not suggesting that lawyers should predict the impact of rising greenhouse gas emissions. That task will still fall to the scientists. But if a new approach to framing the issue is genuinely needed, how might lawyers make an effective contribution? Climate change is then a justice issue that demands lawyers’ immediate attention, not just a hypothetical problem for a distant future. International rules on emissions cuts, climate change finance and the attribution of responsibility are being decided today, which will have a huge impact on the lives of billions of people for decades to come. Join our panel of experts to discuss the role of lawyers in addressing this difficult problem for society and advocating for and creating policy to further climate change action.


Spencer Rubin, Bryan Cave

Michael Hiatt, EarthJustice

Kate Merlin, Colorado Environmental Advocates

Register to attend via webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3775903660401104140


July 21, 2021
12:00 am - 1:00 pm