Ethan Elkind, associate director, Climate Change and Business Program
Ethan Elkind is associate director of the Climate Change and Business Program, with a joint appointment at the UC Berkeley School of Law and the UCLA School of Law. In this capacity, he serves as lead author of UCLA-UC Berkeley’s grant-funded series of policy reports on business solutions to combat climate change. He taught at the UCLA law school’s Frank Wells Environmental Law Clinic and served as an environmental law research fellow.
Elkind has a background in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), climate change law, environmental justice, and other environmental law topics. In 2005, he co-founded The Nakwatsvewat Institute, Inc., a Native American nonprofit organization providing alternative dispute-resolution services and support for tribal governance, justice and educational institutions. His book Railtown: The Fight for the Lost Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City was published by UC Press in 2014.