Center Director Dan Esty took part in the first episode of The Climate Show from the University of Copenhagen. The Climate Show talks to international climate change experts and researchers to highlight their experience in the field. Listen to the podcast, check out their website, and find more info here.
Climate change is fundamentally about people. In California, environmental justice activists have galvanized around human impacts of climate action—such as air pollution, poverty alleviation, and green jobs—to build a policy response that focuses on local communities and public health. Dr.
U.S. financial regulators lag behind other countries in requiring corporations to disclose their financial risks from climate change. Hana Vizcarra, staff attorney at Harvard Law School’s Environmental & Energy Law Program, joins Charles Harper (YSE ’22) to discuss the financial sector, climate risk disclosure, and how courts and President Biden’s SEC can improve climate reporting.
Aisha Saad, a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, joins Jhena Vigrass (YSE ’22) to discuss the current challenges of corporate sustainability reporting and investing in ESG funds. Aisha contributed to the recently released book, Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting, which explores how companies and investors can respond to pressing environmental and social issues.
Sue Biniaz, a lecturer at Yale Law School and former lead climate lawyer for the U.S. State Department, joins Jhena Vigrass (YSE ’22) and Charles Harper (YSE ’22) to discuss what might lie in store for the Paris Agreement and international climate cooperation after the momentous events occurring later this week—namely the U.S. election and the official U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
Tatiana Schlossberg, an award-winning journalist formerly at the New York Times and the author of Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, joins Jhena Vigrass (YSE ‘22) and Charles Harper (YSE ‘22) to talk about individual consumption and action on climate change.
Amanda Maxwell, Director of the Latin America Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council, recently spoke with Alix Kashdan (FES ‘20). Amanda discussed sustainable capital for Latin America, climate change challenges in the region, and challenges and opportunities in North American trade.
Center Director Dan Esty spoke with James Strock from Serve to Lead about A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future. They discussed the breakdown of bipartisan consensus in U.S. environmental politics and the changing nature of environmental leadership in the 21st century.
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