Podcasts

Myanna is well versed and to the point. Besides teaching law, presenting at conferences, and writing detailed law journal articles, she also hosts two podcasts! Also, in connection with the election, she has also been interviewed on podcasts.

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Blueprint

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Myanna Dellinger is on the 2020 election ballot for a spot on the LA County Superior Court as a judge. From what it cost to be on the ballot, to explaining the levels of powers Judges are granted Myanna takes us through the whole spectrum needed to inform our vote. Myanna also speaks on the others running for the same spot as a judge and the holes in their claims. This is also the first episode with a Law professor who breaks down her own views on a career in Law. If either a career in law or having a more informed voting stance -- this is the blueprint for you.

Dellinger on the law

Myanna Dellinger hosts this podcast on general legal topics.

Much mystery has surrounded the election of judges in LA County for years. Myanna Dellinger in front of the Los Angeles City HallA candidate herself, professor and Fulbright Scholar in climate change law and policy, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the real workings of how judges are elected in California. The truth matters! Myanna will also give a pitch for her own run as the non-Establishment, non-prosecutorial candidate.

Did you ever need a lawyerBenBarton.jpg, but couldn't afford one? This problem, known as access to justice (or lack thereof), is becoming more and more acute for more and more people.

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Benjamin Barton and Stephonos Bibas have published a book titled "Rebooting Justice: More Technology, Fewer Lawyers, and the Future of Law" which offers a solution to that problem.

Listen to my interview with Benjamin Barton on how to potentially solve the access to justice problem.

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The Global Energy And Environmental Law Podcast

A discussion of global and local environmental law issues. Produced by the University of South Dakota School of Law and the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. Hosted by Professor Myanna Dellinger

Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, MayavanRossum.jpgauthor of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments that guarantee a safe and healthy environment.

Van Rossum is also the leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, an organization that has successfully stalled fracking and pipeline development in the Northeast. The DRN initiated For the Generations, a project that provides a guide to creating an environmental rights amendment in every US state.
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This veteran environmentalist used the constitution in Pennsylvania to take on and beat big fossil fuel industries, and how these amendments could change the legal landscape to crises such as Flint, Keystone, ad beyond.

Van Rossum believes that environmental rights are a fundamental human right, just like free speech and the right to private property.

Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Christine Haradachristine_harada_150.jpg, the former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration.  Ms. Harada is currently working with the XPRIZE Foundation as a Bold Innovator, developing the next XPRIZE for Clean Air.  Christine is also a Senior Fellow with the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator, where she helps build out the cleantech economy in Los Angeles, CA.

Christine explains what her duties were under the Obama Administration, and how those duties are (hopefully) being carried out under the Trump Administration.

This episode was recorded at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

In this epispodeMontgomery-150.jpgProfessor Myanna Dellinger interviews David R. Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is author of The Hidden Half of Nature and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, as well as other award-winning popular science books. He lives in Seattle with his wife, author and biologist Anne Biklé, and Loki, their guide-dog dropout.

What if there was a relatively simple, cost-effective way to help feed the world, reduce pollution, pull carbon from the atmosphere, protect biodiversity, and make farmers money to boot? Listen to hear how!

In this podcast hosted by Professor Myanna Dellingerstefanschaefer.jpg Dr. Stefan Schäfer presents his view on the pros and cons of the ever-controversial, but, in his view, also promising aspects of climate geoengineering. 

Dr. Stefan Schäfer is a political scientist interested in the history, philosophy and politics of science and technology. He leads a research group on climate engineering at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and is Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford. He was a guest researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) from 2009-2012 and a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Global Governance Futures program in 2014-2015. He is a contributing author to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, lead author of the European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EuTRACE) report, and chair of the Steering Committee of the Climate Engineering Conference (CEC) series.  He holds a doctorate in political science from Freie Universität Berlin. See his profile at http://www.iass-potsdam.de/en/people/stefan-schaefer.

Super Smart Energy Grids

In this podcast, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Dr. Armin Haas on how smart energy grids could solve some of the issues surrounding sustainable energy.s-iass_arminhaas_12286_hf.jpg

Armin Haas is a senior researcher in the Systemic Risk project of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam (IASS), and leads the IASS activities within the EU Horizon 2020 projects Dolfins and Green-Win. Moreover, he leads the research line Integrated Risk Governance of the Global Climate Forum (GCF). At IASS his main research foci concern the economic, ecological and social sustainability of the financial system, and innovative contributions to the management and governance of systemic risks. At GCF, his research focuses on innovative approaches for the management of large-scale complex uncertainties. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Before joining IASS, he worked as senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and headed the research group Bayesian Risk Management. Together with colleagues from PIK and IIASA, he conceived the SuperSmart Grid.

Water Resources Management

In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger interviews Dr. Falk Schmidt on his experience and views regarding water resource management in today's world. cv_falk_schmidt.jpg

Dr. Falk Schmidt studied at Free University Berlin Philosophy, Business and Law. He got his PhD in Political Sciences, focusing on global freshwater governance. In the past 15 years, he has been working both in academia and the public sector, in Germany and with the United Nations. He joined the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in 2010 and is currently the leader of an initiative that brings together science, policy and society for the implementation of the sustainable development goals in and by Germany.

In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger interviews Craig MorrisCraigMorris-portrait3-150.jpg on his experience and views regarding how the German energy sector transitioned from fossil fuels to modern energy sources through grass-roots movements. The lessons learned have been adopted by other other countries and maybe there is hope of using this model for an energy transition in more stubborn countries such as the United States.

Craig Morris (@PPchef) is currently a Senior Fellow at the IASS. Coauthored with Arne Jungjohann, his book Energy Democracy is the first history of Germany’s energy transition, the Energiewende. He has served as technical editor of IRENA’s REmap and of Greenpeace’s Energy (R)evolution. In 2008, he cofounded Berlin’s PV Magazine; in 2010, Renewables International. In 2012, he became lead author of EnergyTransition.de. In 2014, he won the International Association of Energy Economists’ prize for energy journalism.

Climate Geoengineering and Its Governance

What can we do today to work toward adequate governance of climate engineering down the road? In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger discusses with Matthias Honegger why governance urgently requires a global conversation open to all, which can help unearth concerns, risks and ...
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Loss and Damage under the Paris Agreement

In this interview, recorded August 10th, 2016, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Wil Burns on Loss and Damage under the Paris Agreement. Wil Burns is the Co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment in the School of International Service at American University. He formerly directed the Energy ...
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Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in the United States EPA Regime

This interview was recorded on July 11th, 2016. Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Rick Reibstein about the the problems and issues surrounding the compliance and enforcement of environmental issues. Rick Reibstein teaches environmental law to nonlawyers at BU and Harvard Extension School. He spent almost three decades with the state ...
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Volkswagen Emission “Dieselgate” Scandal, Part II

This interview was recorded on June 9th, 2016. Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Professor of Law Gregory C. Keating of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law about the issues surrounding the Volkswagen Diesel emission scandal.  Professor Keating joined the USC Law faculty ...
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Volkswagen Emission “Dieselgate” Scandal, Part I

In the first of a two part series, Professor Dellinger interviews Björn Fasterling regarding the scandal that has rocked Volkswagen in what is now being called "Dieselgate". Björn Fasterling is professor of law and the head of the law faculty at EDHEC Business School ...
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Nuclear Power in France and Beyond, Part III

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, it has become clear that fossil fuels must be left in the ground. Nuclear power has resurfaced on the scene as a potentially viable energy source after the phase-out of fossil fuels. ...
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Nuclear Power in France and Beyond, Part II

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, it has become clear that fossil fuels must be left in the ground. Nuclear power has resurfaced on the scene as a potentially viable energy source after the phase-out of fossil fuels. ...
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Nuclear Power in France and Beyond, Part I

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, it has become clear that fossil fuels must be left in the ground.  Nuclear power has resurfaced on the scene as a potentially viable energy source after the phase-out of fossil fuels. ...
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Environmental Law in China: A Paper Tiger or Actual Change?

China has declared “war on pollution” with several new environmental laws and the willingness to take action against climate change.  Awareness of the severe and lingering environmental problems in China is increasing, both domestically and externally.  Does this truly mean ...
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Asset Owners Disclosure Project

Looking beyond COP21: How will asset owners respond to an international climate agreement and the global energy transition to low-carbon? Given the sluggishness of regulatory action against climate change in most nations and at the international scale, many companies continue ...
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The Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations – part 2

On March 1, 2015, a group of experts in international law, human rights law, environmental law, and other law adopted the Oslo Principles on Global Obligations to Reduce Climate Change. These experts came from national and international courts, universities and organizations located ...
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The Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations

On March 1, 2015, a group of experts in international law, human rights law, environmental law, and other law adopted the Oslo Principles on Global Obligations to Reduce Climate Change. These experts came from national and international courts, universities and ...
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Kenya, Environment and Public Participation

In this podcast, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews attorney Ruth Nzioka who is a legal intern with the Institute for Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG) in Nairobi, Kenya. ILEG is an independent, non-profit public interest law and policy organization ...
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Atmospheric Trust Litigation

Does anyone have legal rights to “the atmosphere” and thus a stable climate? Professor of Law Mary Wood argues that governments in the United States and abroad hold the atmosphere in trust for the general public and are thus accountable ...
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CO2 Warning Labels on Gas Pumps in Berkeley, California

Starting in the spring of 2015, the city of Berkeley, California, will require that warning labels featuring the following text be affixed to gas station pumps: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that consumption of energy products derived ...
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Climate Geoengineering

Climate change... should it be solved by governments at various scales or by technological innovation? Or is there a third path involving both options? In this podcast, Dr. Wil Burns discusses how climate geoengineering might find some valuable use as ...
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