holding fossil fuel companies liable for climate change harms in california


Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California

Law, Science, and Justice - Keynote Remarks by Bill McKibben

Join the Emmett Institute and the Union of Concerned Scientists for a program on the fossil fuel industry and climate change.

Union of Concerned Scientists and the UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you to a stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities.

Opening Reception with Refreshments at 5:15 p.m. PST.
Panel Begins at 6:00 p.m. PST.

The event is free, but registration is required. Please register today to attend in person or to receive information on joining a live webcast.

• Keynote Address by Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, founder of 350.org, and Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, VT (via Skype)
• Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Ann Carlson, Shirley Shapiro professor of environmental law, and inaugural faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
• Honorable Serge Dedina, mayor of Imperial Beach, California, and executive director of the nonprofit organization Wildcoast
• Alex Hall, professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sus•tainability
• Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will provide closing remarks.

TOP IMAGE: Extreme weather events such as the rains that led to the Oroville Dam crisis last year are expected to increase as the climate changes. | File Photo by EPA/California Department of Water Resources.