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Using the Law to Solve Climate Change: What Can Pennsylvania Do?

November 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Co-Hosted by Philadelphia Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Committee, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council

On October 8, 2018, the United Nations scientific panel charged with tracking climate change issued a special report that dominated international headlines for days. The report painted a more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and noted that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”

Without strong action to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the world is at risk of catastrophic consequences as early as 2040. What can we do to protect ourselves and our children from a horrific outcome? Leading economists and scientists agree on one key component of any solution to climate change; it’s called “Putting a Price on Carbon” to force reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

This timely program is the fourth program that the Philadelphia Bar Association has hosted and presented with A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change to serve as a catalyst to the legal community to become more heavily engaged in climate change awareness, education, and action.

Environmental industry leaders will address:

  1. The legal landscape for solutions to climate change
  2. The case for carbon pricing policies
  3. The authority under Pennsylvania law for carbon pricing
  4. A specific proposal for using carbon pricing to make Pennsylvania a leader in fighting climate change while generating revenues for the Commonwealth

Join colleagues for this important program and heed the call to action as panelists examine how attorneys in Pennsylvania can use the law to combat climate disruption!

Find more information and register here.


November 28, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm