Past Event

2nd Annual Earth Day Climate Change Symposium

April 22, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Carl Howard, Assistant Regional Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 2; Co-Chair, Global Climate Change Committee, New York State Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section (NYSBA EELS)

Panel 1: Science and the Federal Government’s Response
Sarah Kapnick, Research Physical Scientist & Deputy Division Leader at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School; author of Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States, among other works
Alice Hill, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations; formerly with the White House and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security in the Obama administration; co-author of Building a Resilient Tomorrow and the sole author of The Fight for Climate after COVID-19 (due out this summer)

Introduction/Closing Remarks:
Virginia Robbins
, Environmental and Energy Practice Group, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC; Co-Chair, Global Climate Change Committee, NYSBA EELS

Panel 2: Environmental Justice and Governmental Response in New York State and City
Jose Almanzar, Environmental Litigation Associate, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Tomi Vest, General Counsel, New York City Mayor’s Office on Resiliency
Jonathan A. Binder, Chief, Bureau of Climate, Air, and Energy, Office of General Counsel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Program Chairs:
Matthew J. Sinkman, New York Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Protection Bureau
Carl Howard, Assistant Regional Counsel, EPA, Region 2; Co-Chair, Global Climate Change Committee, NYSBA EELS


Sponsored by:
New York City Bar Association Environmental Law Committee, Margaret Barry and Bethany Davis Noll, Co-Chairs
New York City Bar Association Energy Committee, Rossalyn Quaye, Chair
New York City Bar Association International Environmental Law Committee, Ken Rivlin, Chair
New York State Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section, Nicholas Ward-Willis, Chair
New York State Bar Association Local and State Government Law Section, Sharon Berlin, Chair