Daniel C. Etsy – “Towards a 21st Century Approach to Climate Change”

Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, Director of the Yale Centers for Environmental Law and Policy, and Business and the Environment, Immediate past Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Plan

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the New Canaan Library

Co-sponsored by the United Nations Committee of New Canaan and New Canaan Library

Daniel C. Etsy is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a joint appointment in the Yale Law School. He is also Director of the Yale Centers for Environmental Law and Policy, and Business and the Environment.

From 2011-2014, Professor Etsy served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, where he introducted Connecticut’s first in the nation Green Bank and a restructuring of all of Connecticut’s environmental programs to make the state’s regulatory framework more efficient and effective.

Prior to taking up his Yale Professorship in 1994, he served in a variety of senior positions at the US Environmental Protection Agency and was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC.

Professor Etsy earned his A.B. from Harvard College, studed as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He is married to Elizabeth Etsy, U.S. Congresswoman for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district.

He is the author or editor of a number of books and articles on environmental protection, energy and sustainability – and their connections to policy, corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade and economic success. His prizewinning volume, “Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovative, Create Value and Build Competitive Advantage” has recently been named the top selling green business book of the past decade.