Bard Center for Environmental Policy presents

National Climate Seminar: Regional Climate Action and the Paris Process

Susan Biniaz, JD, Columbia University

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

[National Climate Seminar: Regional Climate Action and the Paris Process]

On September 20th, tune in with Susan Biniaz of Columbia University to discuss the how state and local governments are filling the leadership void left by the Trump administration when it pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement - the most wide-sweeping climate accord in history. 

Susan Biniaz has been in the legal adviser’s office at the State Department since 1984.
She has been the principal lawyer on the climate change negotiations since 1989. Biniaz has worked on legal issues related to the Middle East, diplomatic law, and outer space before turning to oceans, environmental, and scientific affairs, which has remained her specialization. After heading the legal Office for European Affairs, she headed the Oceans, Environment, and Science legal office for many years before becoming a deputy legal adviser. She clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Biniaz attended Yale College and earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School.


Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts and webinars here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: 

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Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm