Ethan Elkind

UC Berkeley School of Law

Director of the Climate Change and Business Program


Ethan Elkind is the Director of the Climate Change and Business Program at UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law.  In this capacity, he serves as the lead author of UCLA-UC Berkeley’s grant-funded series of policy reports on business solutions to combat climate change. He taught at UCLA Law School’s Frank Wells Environmental Law Clinic and served as an environmental law research fellow. He 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 that provides alternative dispute resolution services and support for tribal governance, justice and educational institutions. His book Railtown, on the history of the modern Los Angeles Metro Rail system, was published by University of California Press in January 2014.  Ethan is also a regular host of the weekly call-in radio show “City Visions” on the San Francisco NPR affiliate KALW 91.7 FM, airing Monday nights at 7pm.

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