Citizens’ Climate Lobby

CCL Training: Model Laws For Deep Decarbonization

August 21, 2020

Join Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School, Faculty Director for the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, and CCL Advisory Board member for a training on the Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization. His team's research provides a “legal playbook” for deep decarbonization in the United States, identifying well over 1,000 model laws based on two reports by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) that explain technical and policy pathways for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.  Gerrard will also identify changes needed in federal, state, and local law to help achieve these reductions and highlight ways that CCL volunteers can be engaged in highlighting these model laws out to federal, state, and local legislators.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Four Pillars of a Net-Zero or Net-Negative Energy System (6:08)
Twelve Types of Legal Tools (14:50)
Legal Pathways Section-By-Section Review (19:55)
Mobilizing Pro Bono Lawyers (41:19)

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://lpdd.org/

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://www.eli.org/legal-pathways-deep-decarbonization-united-states-summary-and-key-recommendations

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