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Webinar: Accountability for Climate Change Harms in New Jersey: Scientific, Policy and Legal Perspectives
Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 3:00
Wednesday, August 19, 2020. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Accountability for Climate Change Harms in New Jersey: Scientific, Policy and Legal Perspectives. Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists Climate & Energy Program; Nathaly Agosto Filión, City of Newark; Marco Simons, EarthRights International. Sponsored by Monmouth University, the Center for Climate Integrity, and Union of Concerned Scientists. More information here.
This event is intended to educate the state’s legal and policy communities and the public on local climate impacts and associated costs now facing communities and taxpayers, and to initiate a dialogue on the growing trend of climate damages litigation in the U.S. Panelists will discuss the extent of climate harms in New Jersey as well as the scientific basis for holding the fossil fuel industry accountable for them. Panelists will also offer legal and community perspectives on damages litigation as a means to shift some of the burden from taxpayers to polluters.