Vermont Law Review Hosts 19th Annual Symposium: Legal Frameworks for a Green New World
The Vermont Law Review (VLR) is hosting its 19th Annual Symposium entitled Legal Frameworks for a Green New World: Breathing Life into the Goals of the Green New Deal on Friday, Oct 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, in Chase Community Center at Vermont Law School. The event is free and open to the public.
The symposium features three panels of nationwide experts who will explore the state of America’s energy industry and the transition to renewable sources, how climate change and environmental destruction have affected marginalized groups, and what government policies can be made that will meet current and future environmental challenges.
“The symposium offers leaders in the environmental law movement an opportunity to debate the ideas that shape our time,” says Andrew Hammond, symposium editor, VLR. “This year’s focus, the Green New Deal, is especially relevant in the face of mounting global climate emergencies. We look forward to a lively and informative conversation.”
Panel 1: Decarbonizing the Economy: Using Policy to Realize the Renewable Future of America’s Energy Industry
Steven Ferrey, Suffolk University
Elizabeth McDonald, VLS visitor
Jonas Monast, University of North Carolina
Panel 2: The Frontline: Why There is No Green New Deal without Environmental Justice and Redress
Andrea Freeman, University of Hawaii
Julian Brave NoiseCat, Data for Progress Director
Gabe Pacyniak, University of New Mexico
Panel 3: Defragmenting Justice: The Regulatory and Policy Pathways and Roadblocks to a Green New Deal.
Alice Kaswan, University of San Francisco
J.B. Ruhl, Vanderbilt University
Nicholas Bryner, Louisiana State University
For more information, or to view the livestream, go to: https://lawreview.vermontlaw.edu/2019-symposium/