Feb. 3, 2020 – Getting to Net Zero? Evaluating Pathways Towards New York State’s Climate Goals

Monday, February 3, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, 108 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012

1.5 credits of CLE in Areas of Professional Practice

In July of 2019, New York State enacted the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.  The State’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% within 10 years and 85% within 30 years, with the ultimate goal of net zero emissions.  These milestones will require a fundamental transformation not only of the energy, transportation and real estate industries, but also on the level of individual households.  Our panel of experts from government, industry, law, and the environmental community will discuss potential pathways for achieving these ambitious goals and the challenges the State will have to contend with along the way.

Speakers (in formation): 

Daniel Egan, Senior Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust

Richard Kauffman, Chairman, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

Richard Miller (’87), Vice President, Con Edison

Maritza U.B. Okata, Partner, Vinson & Elkins 

Robert Seber (moderator), Partner, Vinson & Elkins; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law 

Elizabeth Stein (’03), Senior Manager & Senior Attorney, Clean Energy Program,  Environmental Defense Fund

This event is hosted in collaboration with Vinson & Elkins LLP