November 2, 2009 – "Climate Change: Getting from Science to Law"
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Discussants: Daniel Schrag, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health
Peter Lehner is the Executive Director of NRDC, and manages more than 350 dedicated environmental advocates in seven offices across the planet and guides NRDC's policy positions and advocacy strategies. Since Peter assumed his role as Executive Director in 2006, NRDC has strengthened and rededicated its resources towards curbing global warming, building a clean energy future for America, reviving the world's oceans, saving endangered wild spaces and lands, stemming the tide of toxic chemicals, and accelerating the greening of China. NRDC has opened new offices in Chicago and Beijing, and established a new Center for Market Innovation.
In addition to Peter's leadership at NRDC, he has been involved with a number of other organizations. He teaches law at Columbia Law School, and serves on the boards of the Butler Environmental Protection Fund, the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, New York Rivers United, and the Center for Watershed Protection. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the advisory council of Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and is one of the founding members of the Environmental Law Reporter and Environmental Law Institute's Advisory Board.
Green Conversations are sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment with generous support from Bank of America. This lecture is free and open to the public.