ACCO Webinar Series Climate Change in the Courts: A Look at How Litigation is Shaping Policy and Business Risks

April 27, 2010

As Federal policymakers debate the merits of prospective climate change and energy legislation, an emerging series of battles is taking place in state and Federal courts. A combination of common law nuisance litigation matters, policy measures emanating from the Supreme Court’s ruling in Massachusetts vs. EPA, and questions concerning the appropriate roles of state and federal government entities.

On April 27, the Association of Climate Change Officers and BNA invite you to a discussion featuring leading climate change environmental law scholars from the Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law, Georgetown Climate Center and the Environmental Law Institute. Our panelists will discuss:

  • the nature and status of pending cases,
  • recent rulings,
  • challenges faced by litigants, and
  • consequences if litigation is successful.


  • Vicki Arroyo – Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Michael Gerrard – Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Scott Schang – Vice President, Environmental Law Institute

Co-presented by Climate BNA.