Daniel C. Esty, environmental law professor at Yale University will present a talk, “Climate Change Progress: Global, National, State, and Local Perspectives,” Oct. 8 at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington.

The 6:30 p.m. program at the Wykeham Road library will address both climate change progress and challenges and what individuals can do to work towards a sustainable future for all.

Esty is a sought-after lecturer on energy, sustainability and climate change issues, and has been quoted in various publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Scientific American, Forbes and Fortune.

He is a frequent commentator on a number of national TV talk shows; has served as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP); and is author of or editor of 10 books and numerous articles on energy, environmental and sustainability issues and the relationships between environmental protection and corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, globalization, metrics, governance, and development.

He received the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy in 2002, and played a significant role in the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign as an energy and environmental policy advisor and served as a key member of the Presidential Transition Team.

For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.