To assure that the model legal documents created by the project are the best they can be, once completed, each document is subjected to peer review by one or more experts in that particular field. The project is drawing on lawyers, academics, corporate representatives, representatives of nongovernmental organizations and present and former government officials to review the documents and work with the drafters to ensure that they are of the highest quality. Our goal is to offer approaches to cutting greenhouse gas emissions which are deemed effective and viable by both drafters and peer reviewers. We do not seek to determine a single best legal approach, but rather to identify a wide range of available choices for policy makers.
The approach we take is collaborative and designed to implement the recommendations contained in Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization, which, in turn, are based upon the technical and policy recommendations of the United States Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project. We recognize that ultimate policy choices must be left to the legislators or contracting authorities who will be considering application of the project’s proposals to their own jurisdiction.
Firms or individuals having substantive expertise in any of the areas discussed in the book’s 35 chapters, or experience drafting federal, state or local legislation and wishing to participate, are invited to submit an expression of interest along with a brief curriculum vitae to the Coordinator of Peer Review, Marcy Kahn, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.