Online Program

Environmental Law and Climate Change: An Overview

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Michael Burger, JD, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, New York, NY

In the absence of new legislation addressing climate change federal agencies have been forced to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate-related impacts – including public health impacts -- under existing environmental laws. This presentation will provide an overview of the universe of environmental law and government action most relevant to addressing climate change in the U.S., with special attention to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s incorporation of public health concerns into its decision-making.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the federal government’s approach to addressing climate change under existing environmental law.

Keyword(s): Climate and Health, Law

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Michael Burger the first Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School. Michael's current research and advocacy focuses on domestic and international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate change adaptation through pollution control, resource management, land use planning and green finance.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.