Jonas Monast

Director, Climate and Energy Program & Senior Lecturing Fellow

Duke University School of Law

Jonas Monast directs the climate and energy program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and teaches courses on energy and environmental law at Duke Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Jonas’s work focuses on the interaction of state and federal energy policies, regulatory options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the intersection of financial markets and climate policy. Prior to joining Duke, Jonas 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. Jonas also served as a congressional fellow for the late Senator Paul Wellstone and as legislative counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Appalachian State University.


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