VIDEO: Session 9: Universities and Session 10: Financing and Scaling Up Energy Justice

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Conference Proceeding

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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Institutional: UN and Civil Society Responses, Session 9: Universities

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

Speaker: Daniel Farber, Chair, Energy & Resources Group and Sho Sato Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law, Energy and Environment, University of California at Berkeley

Speaker: Dr. Steve Rayner, Director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society; James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization, Oxford University

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 10: Financing and Scaling Up Energy Justice

Chair: Larisa Dobriansky, Director, Global Energy Network and Charter Member, National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities

Speaker: Alex Pederson, CFO, Blue Energy

Speaker: Dr. Evan Haigler; Executive Director, and Matt Evans, Impact Carbon: Clean Energy for Health and Development, with Neil Bellefeuille, CEO, The Paradigm Project


Lakshman Guruswamy, Larisa Dobriansky

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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.