Environmental Justice and New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Environmental justice and equity concerns are central to many environmental matters and thus to a career in environmental law. As a case in point, New York’s new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act contains key equity provisions, which must now be implemented.

Experts working on putting these provisions into effect discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the new law.

Sheila S. Boston, President of the New York City Bar Association

Hillary Aidun, Climate Law Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Bethany Davis Noll, Executive Director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law

Annel Hernandez, Associate Director, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Raya Salter, Member, New York State Climate Action Council
Christopher Coll, Project Manager at NYSERDA
Jared Snyder, Deputy Commissioner for Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy, Department of Environmental Conservation

Dana Johnson, Director of the Federal Policy Office at WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Board Member at Green 2.0

Cosponsoring Organizations:
New York City Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at NYU Law School
Green 2.0
Institute for Policy Integrity
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU Law School

NLI and HBCU Schools:
Albany Law School
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Brooklyn Law School
Columbia Law School
CUNY School of Law
David A. Clarke School of Law
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Duke University School of Law
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Florida A&M College of Law
Fordham University School of Law
Howard University School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra
New York Law School
New York University School of Law
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Rutgers Law School
Seton Hall University School of Law
Southern University Law Center
St. John’s University School of Law
Syracuse University College of Law
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
University of Connecticut School of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
University of San Diego School of Law
Yale Law School

Building Power in the Environmental Movement Series:

Part 1: Tracking Progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Environmental Law
Part 2: BIPOC Attorneys on Careers in Environmental Law