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Hana Vizcarra

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58-Biden's first 100 Days on Climate and the Environment with Hana Vizcarra and Hannah Perls


EELP Staff Attorney Hana Vizcarra and Fellow Hannah Perls talk about the progress of the Biden administration on climate and environmental priorities now that the first hundred days have passed. We originally posted this as a video, which you can view at the link below. See here for a full transcript of this episode http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-58-Hannah-and-Hana-Assess-Biden-Progress-in-First-100-Days-1.pdfVideo link: https://youtu.be/EhvV80q8kx8Other links we mention: Tracking the Biden-Harris Climate Agenda https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/portfolios/environmental-governance/biden-climate-environmental-tracker/ Corporate Climate-Related Disclosure https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/climate-related-disclosure-and-financial-risk-management/Rethinking the “One National Program” for Clean Cars https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2021/03/rethinking-the-one-national-program/US Regulatory Barriers to an Ambitious Paris Agreement Commitment https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2021/04/us-paris-commitment/Sign up for our newsletter here https://tinyurl.com/43hyhzsb


3 Jun 2021

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Hana Vizcarra: Climate Risk and Wall Street

On The Environment

U.S. financial regulators lag behind other countries in requiring corporations to disclose their financial risks from climate change. Hana Vizcarra, staff attorney at Harvard Law School’s Environmental & Energy Law Program, joins Charles Harper (YSE ’22) to discuss the financial sector, climate risk disclosure, and how courts and President Biden’s SEC can improve climate reporting. Hana contributed a chapter to the recently released book, Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting, which explores how companies, investors, and regulators can respond to pressing environmental and social issues.


25 Jan 2021

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Episode 45: Hana Vizcarra and Kevin McClean on the Toxic Substances Control Act Revisions


Hana Vizcarra speaks with Kevin McClean, former Associate General Counsel for EPA’s Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office, about chemical substances regulation and implementation of the 2016 revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act.Transcript here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-45-Hana-and-Kevin-McLean-TSCA-Lautenberg.pdfKevin's paper on TSCA after the Lautenberg Act here https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2020/02/three-years-after-where-does-implementation-of-the-lautenberg-act-stand/ eelp.law.harvard.edu


27 Jul 2020

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Episode 37: National Security and Climate Change, Judge Alice Hill and Hana Vizcarra


Please click here for a full transcript of this episode http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/Hana-and-Alice-Hill-Transcript-Final.pdf Hana Vizcarra talks with Alice Hill, senior fellow for climate change policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. A former judge and federal prosecutor, Judge Hill served as a special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council.They discuss her new book with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, and her experience developing policy on national security and climate change and incorporating climate resilience considerations into federal decisionmaking. Her book https://www.alicehillresilience.com/ Our website https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/


12 Feb 2020

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Episode 33: Investor Assurance in Climate Disclosures with Samantha Ross and Hana Vizcarra


For a full transcript of this recording please click here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/Samantha-Ross-and-Hana-Transcript.pdf In this episode our staff attorney Hana Vizcarra talks with Samantha Ross, former Chief of Staff and Special Counsel at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and former Special Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. They discuss the importance of assurance in strengthening public company sustainability and climate disclosures. https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/


9 Jan 2020

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Episode 31: Corporate Climate Scenarios and Strategic Resilience with Hana Vizcarra and Erik Landry


Hana Vizcarra speaks with Erik Landry, SM ’18 and research associate in the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research. They talk about energy companies’ use of scenarios in climate-related financial disclosure and discuss his new white paper."In 2017, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), established by the G20 Financial Stability Board, provided a guiding framework and set of recommendations to promote that kind of consistency. However, the use of scenario analysis to describe the resilience of a company’s strategy, as recommended by the TCFD, still represents a significant challenge for companies. MIT, with its extensive experience in analysis of climate futures, saw this as an opportunity to shed some light on the task." Download the full MIT Report, Climate-Related Financial Disclosures: The Use of Scenarios, here http://news.mit.edu/2019/climate-financial-disclosures-1106 For a full transcript of this conversation please click here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/Hana-and-Erik-Landry-Transcription-for-Website.pdfOur website is here https://eelp.law.harvard.edu


9 Dec 2019

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Episode 29: Climate Finance with Jesse Keenan and Hana Vizcarra


See here for a transcript of this episode http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/Vizcarra-Keenan-Transcript.pdfHana Vizcarra talks with Jesse Keenan, a social scientist and lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School in Science, Technology and Public Policy.They discuss climate-related data, financing community development to encourage adaptation, and recent work about what drives coastal adaptation decisions that communities make. Jesse has several recent papers on these topics, which you can find on our website https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2019/11/cleanlaw-hana-vizcarra-interviews-jesse-keenan-on-climate-adaptation-and-finance/Full transcript available here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/Vizcarra-Keenan-Transcript.pdf


13 Nov 2019

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Episode 23: Robin Just asks Hana Vizcarra about Offshore Drilling


Robin and Hana talk about the legal landscape of offshore drilling, and the proposed rule changes and executive orders that may affect where and how oil companies operate. For more on our offshore drilling work and the associated executive orders see our podcast page here https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2019/06/cleanlaw-robin-just-interviews-hana-vizcarra-on-offshore-drilling/Full transcript available here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-23-Robin-Hana-Offshore-Drilling.pdf


28 Jun 2019

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Episode 15: Hana Vizcarra and Sarah Light - The Law of Corporation as Environmental Law


How can business law better incentivize companies to take environmental consequences into account? In her latest article, Wharton Prof. Sarah Light, asks this question. EELP Staff Attorney Hana Vizcarra spoke with her about her ideas. Read Prof. Light’s full article in the Stanford Law Review here https://www.stanfordlawreview.org/print/article/the-law-of-the-corporation-as-environmental-law/ and visit our website here eelp.law.harvard.edu Thanks to Harvard University Center for the Environment for their help with this podcast!Full transcript available here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-15-Hana-Sarah-Light-Enviro-Business-Law.pdf


20 Mar 2019

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Episode 9: Joe Goffman and Hana Vizcarra on George H.W. Bush's Environmental Legacy


Staff Attorney Hana Vizcarra speaks with our Executive Director Joe Goffman about the environmental legacy of George H. W. Bush. Joe shares his unique insider’s view as he reflects on one of the greatest contributions any president has made to public health and the environment. Read more here https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2018/12/what-environmental-protection-owes-george-h-w-bush/Full transcript available here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-9-Hana-Joe-George-Bush.pdf


6 Dec 2018