Defending the Planet: A Columbia Law Podcast Hosted by Michael Gerrard

June 03, 2021

Can lawyers save the planet? Host Michael B. Gerrard introduces the new limited podcast series from Columbia Law.

Climate change cuts across every area of law—from property rights to human rights to contracts to constitutional law, international law, administrative law, and corporate governance. In Defending the Planet, Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and the founder and faculty director of the Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and leading experts go beyond the headlines and political ping-ponging to discuss combating the climate crisis using one of the most important and effective tools at our disposal: the law.

To kick off the series, host Michael B. Gerrard is joined by prominent environmental journalist Andrew Revkin, director of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and environmental and climate justice advocate Shannon R. Marcoux ’21. They discuss the role of lawyers and combating climate change, why young lawyers should focus on climate law and policy, Columbia University's commitment to addressing climate change across disciplines, and more. Download the transcript here.

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