Past Event

3rd Annual Earth Day Climate Change Symposium: The Current Climate..

April 22, 2022

3rd Annual Earth Day Climate Change Symposium: The Current Climate Outlook and the Future of Clean Energy in New York and Beyond


Program Fee:
Free to City Bar and NYSBA members | $15 for non-member attorneys | Free to the public. 
Members of the NYSBA and non-lawyers please call Customer Relations at 212.382.6663 to register.

Please Note: A final confirmation containing the Zoom link and Access Code to join the event will be sent to ALL registrants 2 hours prior to the start of the event. 

The 3rd Annual Earth Day Climate Change Symposium will focus on climate change, and how mitigation efforts will require widespread electrification and clean energy. We will hear from a scientist regarding recent findings concerning climate change, and from other speakers about advances toward the goals of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the steps taken by New York City with regard to clean energy including Local Law 97, and the challenges ahead on the local, state, and national levels, including work that must be done to achieve equity goals.

Ben Furnas, Executive Director, 2030 Project: A Cornell Climate Initiative
Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School; author of Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States, among other works 
Noah C. Shaw, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP 
Ruth DeFries, University Professor, Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, and Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, Columbia University
Rebecca Isacowitz,  Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy 

Carl Howard,  Co-Chair, Global Climate Change Committee, New York State Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section; Assistant Regional Counsel, EPA, Region 2 

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Contact Information

Pamela Vreeland