Ethan Elkind

Ethan Elkind

Climate Policy Associate
UC Berkeley School of Law and the UCLA School of Law

Ethan Elkind is the Climate Policy Associate with a joint appointment at the UC Berkeley School of Law and the 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 the 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 on the history of the modern Los Angeles Metro Rail system will be published by University of California Press in January 2014.