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CSDE Seminar Series

Population Research Discovery Seminars

The Role of Academic Research in the Pursuit of Accountability for Climate Damages

Sarah Myhre, Ph.D.


Comments by Sara Curran and Nicole Errett.

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12:30-1:30 PM PT

101 Hans Rosling Center

101 Hans Rosling Center


Population Health Initiative

The pursuit of compensation for material damages due to climate change is an emergent area of corporate accountability law. More broadly, national and international law is building strength and force to address climate accountably: this legal movement is supported by an evidentiary basis that is built by academic researchers. This talk will examine the role that social and physical scientists can play in supporting the fair and equal application of these laws. We will discuss fraudulent action by oil and gas corporations, the consequences for communities and municipalities, and the potential opportunities for repair and repatriation.

Dr. Sarah E. Myhre is a climate and environmental scientist turned philanthropic professional. Her work sits at the intersection of legal scholarship, scientific advancements, and political power. She is a fifth generation Washingtonian. She received her B.S. from Western Washington University and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis.