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Monmouth Hosts Expert Panel on Climate Change Harms, Accountability

Photo of storm waves along beach pierMonmouth University, the Center for Climate Integrity and the Union of Concerned Scientists hosted an Aug. 19 online panel on whether fossil fuel industry and corporate polluters could be held legally accountable for harms caused by climate change. Over 300 registered for the event, which was moderated by Monmouth University Rechnitz Family/Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy Randall Abate.

Panelists included Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science with the Union of Concerned Scientists Climate & Energy Program; Nathaly Agosto Filión, chief sustainability officer, City of Newark; and Marco Simons, general counsel, EarthRights International. Opening remarks were delivered by New Jersey State Sen. Joseph Cryan.

Click here to read a recap of the discussions from the Center for Climate Integrity blog and here for biographies of the speakers (PDF).