State Climate Policy in the Trump Era: California and Beyond

The Emmett Institute's symposium examines the climate laws and efforts of California and other states.

The Trump Administration has made clear that it intends to roll back federal climate regulation in significant ways. Meanwhile, California has embraced an ambitious new set of climate targets and has positioned itself to resist federal retrenchment. This day-long symposium will focus on the role of states in the face of federal backsliding on climate regulation.

In the morning panel, regulators, policy experts, and stakeholders will examine implementation of California's new climate laws, SB 32, AB 197, and SB 1383, through exploration of their strengths, limitations, and open implementation questions.

Afternoon panels will examine the role of California and other leading states in resisting federal backsliding on climate law. Panelists will consider countervailing strategies including affirmative litigation, the future of state coalitions, and other creative approaches to protecting and expanding state authority in the climate sphere.

This event is free and open to the public. It will provide 5 hours of MCLE credit. Lunch will be served.

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Host and main sponsor: Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
Cosponsor: UCLA Environmental Law Society