Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States

Lead PI: Professor Michael Gerrard

Unit Affiliation: Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Unknown start date - Ongoing
North America ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Michael Gerrard co-edited (with John C. Dernbach) a 1,200-page volume, Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States, published by the Environmental Law Institute in April 2019. The book has more than 1,000 specific recommendations for federal, state and local action to move the U.S. away from fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. Since the publication of the book, Professors Gerrard and Dembach, together with Rick Horsch, a member of Columbia University's adjunct faculty and a retired environmental partner at White & Case, have launched an effort to recruit pro bono law firms to draft the model laws recommended by the book. More than 20 law firms have already signed up and are at work.