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Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change through Law and Policy

August 22, 2019


Climate change is one of the most significant public health threats of our time. With more frequent and intense natural disasters, such as flooding, extreme heat events, and severe storms, addressing the health risks associated with these events is critical. Laws and policies can impact how communities plan for climate change and can assist in the development of resilience plans to protect public health.  Join us for an overview of the public health implications of climate change and the role of laws and policies in reducing the associated health risks.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Obtain an overview of climate change and public health law;
  • Hear about the recent “call to action” on climate and health issued by the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance;
  • Learn about the relationship between treaty rights and public health, and the Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu, which provides a framework to integrate indigenous and traditional knowledge, culture, language and history into the climate adaptation planning process;
  • Hear about concrete example of legal strategies to address climate change.


  • Jill Krueger, J.D., Director, the Network for Public Health Law—Northern Region Office


  • Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH, Research Coordinator, National Environmental Health Association
  • Rob Croll, MELP, Policy Analyst/Climate Change Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Justin Gundlach, J.D., Attorney, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.