Book Talk: A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

January 29, 2020

Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale Environmental Law Association for a book talk with Professor Daniel Esty ’86 and commentary by Professor Douglas Kysar. They will discuss Prof. Esty’s new book, A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:10 – 7:00pm in SLB128.

Light refreshments will be served.

A Better Planet is a practical, bipartisan call-to-action from the world’s leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability.

Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals through the United Nations have highlighted the need to address critical challenges such as the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, water shortages, and air pollution. But in the United States, partisan divides, regional disputes, and deep disagreements over core principles have made it nearly impossible to chart a course toward a sustainable future.

This timely new book, edited by celebrated scholar Daniel C. Esty, offers fresh thinking and forward-looking solutions from environmental thought leaders across the political spectrum. The book’s forty essays cover such subjects as ecology, environmental justice, Big Data, public health, and climate change, all with an emphasis on sustainability. The book focuses on moving toward sustainability through actionable, bipartisan approaches based on rigorous analytical research.

Daniel Esty ’86 is Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy. 

Douglas Kysar is Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law.

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