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Working to mitigate climate change and promote sustainability

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Protestors demand an environmental overhaul to the energy industry in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Protestors demand an environmental overhaul to the energy industry in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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Airate: Monday, January 31, 2022

Are we making progress toward sustainability and mitigating the impact of a changing climate? There’s more that can be done but what, and in what time frame? Is there agreement on what has to be done? If not, how can we as a society or even as a planet, come together enough to make the changes necessary to slow down or stop temperatures and sea levels from rising — just to name two impacts?

John Dernbach, is the Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability and Director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener University, Commonwealth Law School, where his focus has been on using the law to address climate change, environmental rights, public health, biodiversity, and the protection of the land, air, and water.

Professor Dernbach, who has a worldwide reputation in environmental law, has announced his retirement for later this year. He doesn’t plan to step back away from working on environmental issues and joins us on Monday’s Smart Talk to discuss his plans.

 

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