New Podcast: Legal Pathways to Decarbonization in the U.S.

by |June 5, 2019

What are the legal pathways to reducing carbon emissions? On the latest podcast episode from Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy,┬áhost Jason Bordoff is joined by Michael Gerrard, founder and director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

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Michael Gerrard is founder and director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, and author of “Legal Pathways to Decarbonization in the United States.”

Michael Gerrard is a professor of environmental law, climate change law, and energy regulation, and a member and former chair of the Faculty of the Earth Institute at Columbia. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, two of which were named Best Law Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers. His latest effort, Legal Pathways to Decarbonization in the United States, is an extensive policy encyclopedia that presents a menu of recommendations for policymakers, the legal community, and students to enable and accelerate decarbonization in the U.S.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Bordoff and Gerrard discuss the playbook of legal options available to cut emissions and tackle the challenge of climate change. From fuel-switching to carbon capture, carbon pricing and identifying emission reduction pathways in trade and tax policy, they dissect policy recommendations for moving the U.S. toward a 2-degree pathway in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Listen to the conversation here.

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