Past Event

What Effect Will the Transpacific Partnership Have on Domestic and International Climate Change Action?

January 19, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

Video of the event is available here.

Although the 30 chapters and more than 6,000 pages of the Trans-Pacific Partnership do not include a mention of “climate change,” there is no doubt that the agreements in the historic mega-treaty related to fossil fuel exports, environmental standards, investor protections, technology and other areas will have important implications for policy making to address climate change, both domestically and internationally. This panel addressed what some of those implications are likely to be.

Speakers included:

– Ben Beachy, Senior Policy Advisor, Responsible Trade Program, Sierra Club

 Lise Johnson, Head, Investment Law and Policy, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

– Norine Kennedy, VP, Strategic International Engagement, Energy and Environment, United States Council for International Business

– Claire E. Reade, Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP

Moderated by:
– Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School