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Jonas J. Monast

Adjunct Professor of Law

Jonas Monast directs the climate and energy program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Monast’s work focuses on the interaction of federal and state energy policies, regulatory options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the intersection of financial markets and climate policy.  He directed Duke University’s Climate Change Policy Partnership from 2007-2010 and coordinated the Nicholas Institute’s Carbon Market Initiative. Monast also teaches courses on energy and environmental issues at Duke University’s School of Law and Nicholas School of the Environment.  Prior to joining Duke University, Monst worked as an attorney in the Corporate Social Responsibility Practice at Foley Hoag LLP, where he advised clients on emerging legal and reputational risks regarding human rights and the environment. He also served as a congressional fellow for the late Senator Paul Wellstone and as legislative counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending. Monast earned his law degree from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Appalachian State University.

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