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Ethan Elkind, associate director, Climate Change and Business Program

Ethan Elkind

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.

Posts by Ethan Elkind

2-10-16Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?High-speed rail likely to abandon SoCal connection
1-26-16Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Clean technology: Big win in Supreme Court
3-27-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The futility of an international climate treaty
2-19-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?‘Moving Dollars’ puts California’s transportation spending in focus
1-7-15Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?California breaks ground on high-speed rail, at last
8-25-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Why defamation suit against climate denialists is the right move
8-4-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?California’s infill backlash
3-24-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The perils of rail transit and democracy
10-16-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?CEQA reform 2013 holds promise for improving the environment
12-6-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?How the Democrats’ supermajority can improve California’s downtowns
9-12-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?BART turns 40: Some history lessons
9-10-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?New report on electric-vehicle policies
5-30-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Is environmentalism bad for fighting climate change?
4-11-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Could self-driving cars help the environment?
2-10-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?How ‘Moneyball’ can make a great downtown
7-14-11Politics & LawPolitics & Law: What's on your mind?So much for California’s anti-sprawl law, continued
7-7-11Politics & LawPolitics & Law: What's on your mind?So much for California’s anti-sprawl law
7-1-11Energy & EnvironmentEnergy & Environment: What's on your mind?Brown administration’s view of renewable energy in California by 2020
6-28-11Politics & LawPolitics & Law: What's on your mind?California’s new budget: Bad for revitalizing neighborhoods
5-21-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Reducing water use to save energy
1-3-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The Schwarzenegger legacy: Environmentalism on the cheap
12-6-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?California high speed rail to … Corcoran?
7-22-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The power of energy storage to reduce greenhouse gases
7-1-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?How green is high-speed rail?
6-23-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Fannie and Freddie delinquent on climate change and clean energy