Starts tomorrow! City Climate Law Clinic with ICLEI and the Sabin Center

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City Climate Law Clinic - An Online Series with ICLEI and Columbia University's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law 


Bring your climate and energy legal questions to the upcoming City Climate Law Clinic!

Across five 1-hour, open-conversation clinics, experts from Columbia University's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law will help local governments navigate the operational challenges they face during sessions covering natural gas bans, building standards, federal preemption, carbon taxes and more. Bring your questions to these dedicated lawyers who understand the implications of what might seem like subtle differences in statutory or regulatory language in safe, unrecorded calls.

The five sessions will be held monthly on the third Tuesday beginning April 20, 2021 at 1 p.m. Eastern. ICLEI is offering Climate Smart Communities the chance to sign up for a single session in the series for free. (ICLEI members may attend all sessions.) 

Register here - remember to select only one date if your municipality is not an ICLEI member.

Clinic 1: Municipal natural gas bans and all-electric construction requirements
April 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Clinic 2: Building performance standards
May 18 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Clinic 3: Federal preemption of state and local vehicle standards
June 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Clinic 4: Carbon taxes, fees or other charges
July 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Clinic 5: City engagement in Public Utilities Commissions proceedings
September 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Note: These sessions will not be recorded or shared and cameras will not be used. The intent is to be a safe space for inquiry with the experts. The Sabin Center does not represent the communities joining the call and is providing this advice as service.

Contact Tom Herrod and Kale Roberts at for more information.