Tuesday, September 22 at 5 p.m.
Albany Law School
1928 Building (Room 200)
80 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
Join Prof. Keith Hirokawa and co-editor Prof. Jessica Owley for a discussion on Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge, with a book signing and reception to follow. This event is open to the public and the Albany Law School community.
From ELI Press:
Has the concept of sustainability as we know it reached the end of its useful life? Sustainability means many things to many people, but it has been a positive driving force across all levels of society in a broadbased
effort—either through laws and treaties or voluntary action—to keep our planet and our people healthy. But none of those efforts have managed to prevent climate change. It’s a reality that’s here to stay, and it’s bigger than we would have imagined even 20 years ago.
This collection of essays from experts in the field articulates a wide range of thoughtful ways in which conceptions of sustainability need to be reexamined, refined, or articulated in greater detail to address the climate challenge. As the editors note, one of the main challenges is the need for a better understanding of the issues at the intersection of sustainability and climate change and developing the proper means of communicating them. This important work takes critical steps toward reimagining sustainability in the era of climate change.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Jessica Owley is an associate professor of
environmental law, federal Indian law, property, and land conservation
at the SUNY Buffalo Law School.
Keith Hirokawa is an associate professor at Albany Law School, where he teaches courses involving environmental and natural resources law, land use planning, property law, and jurisprudence.