Environmental Law Institute – Moving in Synch: Forming Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Carbon Reductions

The lack of major new federal legislation to regulate greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in a void in global leadership that has contributed to increases in global emissions, which grew by almost 61 percent in the last 30 years. It is time to look beyond government alone to develop viable, effective responses to climate change. And given the prospective impact of corporate ESG commitments, opportunities exist for government and the private sector to move in synch to reduce emissions. To fill the gap created by the absence of federal legislation, U.S. government agencies can use their existing authority to encourage and assess private sector climate change commitments. These U.S. government initiatives can form powerful public-private partnerships that will accelerate carbon reductions and help the U.S. to achieve its commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Join the authors and sidebar authors of The Environmental Forum’s May/June Cover Story to discuss their “Moving in Synch” article and the potential steps that the administration and corporate enterprises can take to quickly form a public-private partnership as an effective gap-filler while support builds for comprehensive climate legislation. What would a public-private partnership to address climate change look like? How can we focus on actual reductions, rather than targets and commitments? What roles can philanthropists and environmental NGOs play? Join the Environmental Law Institute and our expert panelists for an in-depth discussion of this important topic.

Jordan Diamond, President, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Sally R. K. Fisk, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Environmental & Sustainability Law Group, Pfizer, Inc.
Avi Garbow, President, Resources Legacy Fund
Michael G. Mahoney, Environmental Compliance Lead, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Bob Perciasepe, Senior Advisor, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Michael P. Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law, Vanderbilt Law School


Jun 13 2022


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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