Responding to “Unequivocal” Climate Change: Legal and Policy Implications of the Latest IPCC Report

September 23, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The recent report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) affirms that further global warming, with its attendant harms and dislocations, is now unavoidable. But the report also states that the world can still prevent global warming from becoming even worse. This panel discussion, which will be held over Zoom as part of Penn’s Climate Week, will explore the implications of the IPCC’s findings for the future of U.S. climate change law and policy. 

The panel will feature perspectives from three leading climate policy experts: Daniel Bodansky, Regents’ Professor of Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Nathaniel Keohane, President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; and Shelley Welton, Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Cary Coglianese, Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, will moderate.


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Daniel Bodansky

Regents' Professor Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Daniel Bodansky is Regents' Professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. He is a leading authority on international climate change law and served as Climate Change Coordinator at the U.S. State Department from 1991 to 2001.

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Nathaniel Keohane

President Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Nathaniel Keohane is President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. He is an economist with more than 20 years of energy and environmental policy experience, and previously was Senior Vice President for Climate with the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Shelley Welton

Associate Professor University of South Carolina School of Law

Shelley Welton, Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, studies how climate change is transforming energy and environmental law and governance. Previously, she was Deputy Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.


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Cary Coglianese

Director Penn Program on Regulation

Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Penn and directs the Penn Program on Regulation. His expertise is in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes, including environmental law and regulation.