WATCH: Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosts virtual discussion on new approaches to climate change

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Issues of climate change and sustainability have often been associated with liberal causes and voices. But researchers agree that taking steps to alleviate damage to the environment will require bipartisan action—and partnerships with private enterprises that transcend politics.

Professor Michael Vandenbergh, who holds the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law at Vanderbilt Law School, will discuss these issues with environmental activist Benji Backer in a virtual event being hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.

Vandenbergh leads Vanderbilt’s Climate Change Research Network and is co-author of the book Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change. Backer is president of the American Conservation Coalition and was named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

The virtual event is free and open to the public and will be Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 12:30 p.m. CT. Registration is required. When attendees register, there will be an opportunity to submit questions for the Q&A session.

 

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