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

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 far 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.”

What can we do to avoid the predicted catastrophic effects of climate change? 

That will be the subject of an important program on November 28, 2018, at 12:00 pm, hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association. Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change, the program 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; and (4) a specific proposal for using carbon pricing to make Pennsylvania a leader in fighting climate change while generating revenues for the Commonwealth.

Further program details can be found here: http://www.philadelphiabar.org/App/WebObjects/PBAReadOnly.woa/wa/eventNotification?style=1&eventID=0450L

Register for the program here: https://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/EventDetails?appNum=5&eventID=0450L.