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FEATURING SHALANDA BAKER – As the United States transitions to a new Presidency, attempting to put four years of Donald Trump behind us, Mr. Joe Biden’s flurry of initial actions includes rejoining the Paris Accords, and an end to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. But according to our next guest, climate action needs to be rooted in local actions and policy, and most importantly justice.

Shalanda Baker, professor at the Northeastern School of Law.  Before joining Northeastern’s faculty, Professor Baker spent three years as an associate professor of law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i, where she was the founding director of the Energy Justice Program. In 2016, she won a Fulbright award and spent a year in Mexico exploring energy reform, climate change and indigenous rights. Her new book is called Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition.

** This interview was originally broadcast on January 19, 2021.

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