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Lecture: Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Climate Change Realities and Opportunities
- Tue, April 30, 2013 @ 07:00 PM
- Room 260, McComsey Hall
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- This event is free and open to the public.
Description: On April 30, John Dernbach, J.D., will be presenting "Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Climate Change Realities and Opportunities" in Room 260 in McComsey Hall. Dernbach is a distinguished professor of law at Widener's Harrisburg campus and co-director of Widener's two-campus Environmental Law Center.
Dernbach leads the project "Sustaining America," which reviews sustainable development efforts in the United States and makes recommendations for future action. He also writes and lectures on climate change and environmental law. He is the editor of "Stumbling Toward Sustainabilty" (2002), "Agenda for a Sustainable America" (2009) and is the principal author of "Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability" (2012), which draws on experts from around the country.
In addition, he is the primary author of a classic text on legal writing and previously served in a variety of roles at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, most recently as policy director. He co-authored an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 18 prominent climate scientists in the landmark climate change case, Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency. Dernbach is also the author of a classic legal writing text and other works on legal writing.
Ticket Information: The event is free and open to the public.