Closing Argument

Issue: Winter 2022

Research from Kronk Warner and Adler makes sustainable development recommendations

Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner and Professor Robert Adler recently contributed to “Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration,” an article in the April issue of the Environmental Law Reporter.

The article’s purpose is to make recommendations to the Biden administration on how to accelerate progress toward meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the U.S.

In 2015, the United Nations Member States unanimously approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. In this article, 22 experts (including Kronk Warner and Adler) recommend steps the Biden-Harris Administration should take now to advance each of the SDGs, both domestically and abroad.

The article argues that the SDGs are a framework the United States should use to improve human quality of life, freedom, and opportunity by integrating economic and social development with environmental protection.

Within the article, Adler wrote the section on “Clean Water and Sanitation” and Kronk Warner contributed to the section titled “Affordable and Clean Energy”.

The Environmental Law Reporter has made this article the “featured article of the month” for April 2021, highlighting its importance and making it available for all to download for free.

The article is part of a forthcoming book that will recommend not only federal actions, but also actions by state and local governments, the private sector, and civil society. Both Kronk Warner and Adler will be contributing full chapters to the forthcoming book.