Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California: Law, Science, and Justice

Join the Emmett Institute and the Union of Concerned Scientists for a program on the fossil fuel industry and climate change.

​The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law invite you to a stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities.

January 25, 2018 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA

Slide Presentation



Honorable Cristina Garcia, Assemblymember, California's 58th District will deliver featured remarks to open the event.

Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, founder of 350.org, and Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, VT, will deliver a keynote address via Skype.

  • Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Ann Carlson, Shirley Shapiro professor of environmental law, and inaugural faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
  • Honorable Serge Dedina, mayor of Imperial Beach, California, and executive director of the nonprofit organization Wildcoast
  • Alex Hall, professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
  • Gladys Limon, Executive Director at California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Cara Horowitz (moderator), , Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Co-Director, UCLA Environmental Law Clinic

Closing remarks by Ken Kimmell, President, Union of Concerned Scientists

Event cosponsored by:
UCLA Center for Climate Science
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

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