Science, Climate Litigation, and the Law

Engaging Experts to Inform a Growing Field

Published Sep 21, 2020

This webinar explores the broad and continually evolving landscape of science and climate litigation in the United States and around the world. Sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists in partnership with Columbia University's Earth Institute, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, the webinar offers scientific and legal perspectives on recent advances in science that have centered courtrooms and human rights commissions as key venues for climate action.

Speakers include the following distinguished group of legal and scientific experts:

  • Peter Frumhoff, Director of Science & Policy and Chief Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School
  • Tessa Khan, Co-Director, Climate Litigation Network
  • Rachel Licker, PhD, Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Benjamin Franta, PhD, JD-PhD candidate, Law & History of Science, Stanford University
  • Jessica Wentz, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; Business Operations Manager, Remote Sensing Systems
  • Delta Merner, PhD, Lead, Science Hub for Climate Litigation, Union of Concerned Scientists

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