Peter Lehner

Managing Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming Program, Earthjustice

Peter Lehner directs Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food & Farming Program. Peter is a leading expert on the intersection of agriculture and climate change and the author of Farming for Our Future; the Science, Law, and Policy of Climate-Neutral Agriculture. From 2007–2015, Peter was the executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the NRDC Action Fund. From 1999–2006, Peter served as Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office. Peter previously led the New York City Law Department Environmental Prosecution Unit. He graduated from Harvard College and Columbia Law School. He helps manage two mid-sized farms and teaches a course on agriculture and environmental law at Columbia and Yale Law Schools.