Educating girls in Africa using carbon offsets
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association
2y ago
Myanna Dellinger interviews Guðný Nielsen who explains how her organization, SoGreen, uses carbon offsets for the education of girls in Africa and how that, in turn, helps reduce climate change. SoGreen is an Icelandic Climate Tech startup based out of her hometown Reykjavik, Iceland. SoGreen focuses on scaling up climate solutions that are founded in social impact and community development in low-income countries ..read more
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Climate Change Governance
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by Myanna Dellinger, The EinStrong Foundation and ABILA
2y ago
While the U.S. and other national governance systems are arguably not taking sufficient and certainly not sufficiently urgent action against climate change, other inroads may work better.  Further, new behavioral science shows new ways of persuading both corporations and individuals to think and act in better ways in relation to climate change.  In this episode, EinStrong law and policy director Myanna Dellinger, Esq., will talk with Dr. Kristian S Nielsen of Cambridge University about private and public climate governance for climate change mitigation in the U.S. and beyond. Dr. Kri ..read more
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The Amazon is burning – is Paris too?
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by Professor Myanna Dellinger
3y ago
Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews law professor and Brazilian attorney Dr. Carolina Arlota of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, who compares climate change action in Brazil to that in the United States.  Among other things, she promotes the view that litigation may help advance the agenda even if positive outcomes are not achieved at the judicial scale because of, among other things, the “poltical question doctrine.”  Professor Arlota also discusses the Brazilian Constitution, which promotes environmental protection. This interview is based on Dr. Arlota’s article ..read more
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Lisa Bloom on Veganism
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association
3y ago
Lisa Bloom, Esq. is widely known for her tireless work for ordinary people seeking justice, especially victims of sexual harassment, domestic violence, LGBTQ discrimination, racial bias, sexual assault, and excessive police force.  She and her team have won many verdicts and settlements against high profile people accused of misconduct, including sex offender Bill Cosby, serial sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly, Guess CEO Paul Marciano and billionaire Alki David.  In this episode, she is talking about another passion of hers: veganism.  Hear her passion shine through for animals, th ..read more
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The Keystone Pipeline System: An Exercise in Futility
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association
3y ago
Hear law professors Sean Kammer (PhD) and Myanna Dellinger (PhD candidate) discuss why the corporate and conservative attempts at keeping the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline will inevitably fail and why, then, it would be more expedient from an environmental and business point of view to face reality sooner rather than later. This holds true despite the fact that any president does have the power to issue an Executive Order regarding the project. Under the Paris Agreement, we must, among other things, reach net zero emissions by 2050 to help the world – and ourselves – limi ..read more
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Fossil Fuel Industry Gaslighting People of Color
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by Myanna Dellinger
3y ago
The fossil fuel industry is not accepting its inevitable fate: that it has to go.  While that is understandable from a purely capitalist business perspective, industry attempts to hang on for dear life by, for example, trying to persuade people of color and low-income people that natural gas is beneficial and “clean” would be laughable if they weren’t as scheming and focused on profits over the health of the planet as they are.  Beware of industry tactics!  Learn more here ..read more
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The Green Amendment - Securing our right to a healthy environment
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association
3y ago
Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments that guarantee a safe and healthy environment.  Van Rossum is also the leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, an organization that has successfully stalled fracking and pipeline development in the Northeast. The DRN initiated For the Generations, a proje ..read more
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Sustainability and Governance - Taking Steps for the Future
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by The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association
3y ago
Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Christine Harada, the former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration.  Ms. Harada is currently working with the XPRIZE Foundation as a Bold Innovator, developing the next XPRIZE for Clean Air.  Christine is also a Senior Fellow with the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator, where she helps build out the cleantech economy in Los Angeles, CA. Christine explains what her duties were under the Obama Administration, and how those duties are (hopefully) being carried out under the Trump Administration. This episode was recor ..read more
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Regenerative Agriculture
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association
3y ago
In this epispode, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews David R. Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is author of The Hidden Half of Nature and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, as well as other award-winning popular science books. He lives in Seattle with his wife, author and biologist Anne Biklé, and Loki, their guide-dog dropout. What if there was a relatively simple, cost-effective way to help feed the world, reduce pollution, pull carbon from the atmosphere, protect biodiversity, and make farmers money to boot?  Through ..read more
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The Logic and Controversies of Geoengineering
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
by The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association
3y ago
In this podcast hosted by Professor Myanna Dellinger, Dr. Stefan Schäfer presents his view on the pros and cons of the ever-controversial, but, in his view, also promising aspects of climate geoengineering.  Dr. Stefan Schäfer is a political scientist interested in the history, philosophy and politics of science and technology. He leads a research group on climate engineering at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and is Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford. He was a guest researcher a ..read more
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