VIDEO: Session 11: The Way Forward and the World Energy Justice Program

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Conference Proceeding

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4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Institutional: UN and Civil Society Responses, Session 11: The Way Forward & the World Energy Justice Program

Chair: The Hon. John Zebrowski, Mediator and Arbitrator, and formerly of the California Court of Appeals


Jonah Levine, Research Faculty, CEES and Coordinator, US Biochar Initiative

Jose Ambrozic, Director, St. Malo

Dr. William Boyd, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder

Doug Vilsack, President Elephant Energy

Sarah Barker-Ball, Co-President, Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC)

Evan Thomas, CEO, Manna Energy

Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy, Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Colorado at Boulder and Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Security (CEES)


John Zebrowski

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.