CANCELED: Climate Change Attorney & Activist Visiting AAU

Anglo-American University

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Climate change attorney and activist, Nicholas Caleb LL.M., J.D. will be spending the day at AAU sharing his expertise on the intersection of climate change and government policy through a series of discussions, lectures, and networking events.

Nicholas Caleb LL.M., J.D. – is the Staff Attorney for the Center for Sustainable Economy‘s Climate Justice Program in Portland OR, where he is involved in developing, evaluating, and advising on climate law and policy. Prior to that, he was the Environmental Policy Advisor to City of Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and the Climate Law Fellow at Our Children’s Trust. He has been involved in developing climate litigation like the federal youth climate case Juliana v. United States as well as policy like Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, 100% Renewable Energy Goals, and the Portland Clean Energy Fund. 

Nicholas also serves as Adjunct Professor at Concordia University, and a Professor and Guide at Wayfinding Academy. In 2018 he was a grant recipient at the Oregon Institute of Technology where he worked partnership with the Population Health Management Research Center at the Oregon Institute of Technology on research into the effects of renewable energy & energy efficiency on public health.

He holds a LL.M. in Law and Technology from Tilburg University, a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, and a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Concordia University.

Program of events: 

Class Discussion: The Courts Will Not Stop Climate Change

  • 13:00 – 14:30 in Room 313

As a part of the Tort Law Class at AAU Program Chair, Mediator and Restorative Justice Facilitator Carollann Braum will moderate an open discussion with Mr. Caleb on the topic: The Courts Will Not Stop Climate Change: A Look at Climate Mitigation Cases.

Pre-reading material for participants: HERE

(Open to the AAU community.)

Open Lecture: Climate Policy Under Trump

  • 17:30 – 18:30 in Room 2.07 

Climate Policy Under Trump: Local and State Action to Mitigate Climate Change.

About the topic: When Donald Trump took office in late 2016, the administration went to work unraveling the environmental and climate regulations, including the modest greenhouse gas regulations of the Obama administration, like the Clean Power Plan. In response, many state and local governments have both set out to stop Trump-supported fossil fuel infrastructure projects and to create their own policies to mitigate climate change.

(Open to the public.) 

Networking & Continued Discussion

  • 18:30 in Cafe Des Taxis

Following the open lecture all are invited to continue the discussion and have the chance to network with Mr. Caleb in Cafe Des Taxis.