Professors in the Pub: Battling Against the Fossil Fuel Industry


Cafe Des Taxis

Each month, come to Café Des Taxis to have a drink and discussion with professors and other experts about important events happening in the world. Share your questions and your views, and join the long tradition of politics in the pub. 

This month:

As time runs out to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in line with scientific consensus, international climate negotiations continue to fall well short of ensuring adequate carbon reduction commitments, let alone creating mechanisms for enforcement or international equity. Climate accountability litigation shows promise but is lengthy, costly, and resource intensive, with results varying widely across jurisdictions. In academic and policy circles, there is a lively debate about whether we should embrace so-called green industrial policy or a degrowth paradigm. The merits of sabotage and civil disobedience are also being discussed. What are the most effective tools and strategies available to us to ensure climate justice? How can technocrats, legal professionals, organized labor, and climate activists work together to speed the pace of transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy? Come discuss these questions and ask your own.

The lead professor will be Nick Caleb, Climate and Energy Attorney at Breach Collective, and adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.