VIDEO: Session 4: Energy Justice and Public Health, and Session 5: Energy Justice and Sustainable Development

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Conference Proceeding

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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Conceptual Underpinnings, Session 4: Energy Justice & Public Health

Chair: Dayna Matthew, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder

Speaker: Dr. Kirk Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health, University of California at Berkeley

Speaker: Dr. Bryan Willson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University (CSU) and Founder, CSU Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Practical Solutions, Session 5: Energy Justice & Sustainable Development

Chair: Dr. Stein Sture, Interim Provost, University of Colorado at Boulder

Speaker: Dr. Ashok Gadgil, Senior Scientist & Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

Speaker: Dr. Bernard Amadei, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; Founding President, Engineers Without Borders – USA and Co-Founder, Engineers Without Borders – International


Dayna Matthew, Stein Sture

Streaming Media


The 2009 CEES Energy Justice Conference took place at the University of Colorado Law School on October 23rd and 24th, 2009. It featured 11 sessions, more than 40 speakers, and attracted over 200 attendees. The Conference brought together leading international and U.S. decision-makers in politics, engineering, public health, law, business, economics, and innovators in the sciences to explore how best to address the issue of Energy Justice through long-term interdisciplinary action, information sharing, and deployment of appropriate sustainable energy technologies (ASETs).

The Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy (CJIELP) at the University of Colorado Law School produced a special feature volume on the issue of Energy Justice. The special issue on Energy Justice, v. 21 no. 2 (2010), is composed of articles from various presenters at the 2009 Energy Justice Conference. It also includes a transcript of Dr. Kandeh Yumkella’s keynote address, where Dr. Yumkella eloquently provides a context for the discussion of Energy Justice (see 21 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 277 (2010)). This volume helps frame the questions presented by Energy Justice through the different perspectives of authors.