2009 Conferences and Events
Oct. 23, 2009
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The Obama Administration’s Road to Copenhagen: Views from the trenches
Oct. 5, 2009
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Copenhagen, India, and the U.S.: From Conflict to Conciliation
Oct. 3, 2009
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Waxman-Markey Climate Bill: Too Weak? Too Strong? About Right? A Three-Way Debate
Sept. 23, 2009
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Environmental Actions: The Obama Administration's First Policy Changes
April 22, 2009, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Environmental policy was a key issue during the 2008 presidential campaign, and Senator Obama pledged a major change in U.S. environmental policy. In his first week in office, President Obama began to deliver on this pledge by issuing two directives on climate change. This One-Hour Briefing will provide an in-depth analysis of the actions that the Obama Administration has taken in this important policy area between Inauguration Day and the day of the briefing.
Please plan to join Professor Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School and Blake A. Biles of Arnold & Porter LLP as they discuss:
- Air emissions from motor vehicles
- Air pollution regulation of power plants and other stationary sources
- Engagement in international negotiations
- Obama's environmental team
- Public lands management
Developing New York's Legal and Regulatory Framework for Carbon Capture and Sequestration
April 21, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555
Jared Snyder, Climate Change and Energy; Jeffrey D. Sachs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Klaus Lackner, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Paul DeCotis, New York State Deputy Secretary for Energy; David Leathers, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities; Robert Singer, Ecology and Environment, Inc.; David Streicker, Holland & Knight, LLP; John Norton, MWH Americas, Inc; Stephanie Tyree, WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Michael Gerrard, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University Law School; Brian Prusnek, U.S. Market Development, Climate Change Capital
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In the Eye of the Storm: Effectively Resolving Emerging Climate Change Disputes
Feb. 23, 2010, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Climate change has been compared to the industrial revolution in terms of its potential for monumental impacts on society and its resources. Massive changes are contemplated, whether it is due to rising ocean levels, dwindling water resources or changes in weather patterns and land productivity. Issues related to climate change have already led to a raft of litigation and promise to give rise to numerous disputes in the future. The lawsuits and legal requirements arising from climate change will involve businesses, governmental agencies and not for profit organizations, will touch virtually every sector of society, and involve many areas of the law. A paradigm shift will also be required as the ramifications of climate change will be borne primarily at the local level and local communities and businesses will have to work together to adapt to the impacts of climate change. This challenge will require a collaborative effort that will change not only how local decisions are made, but what it means to effectively represent client interests.
An expert panel will highlight the many claims and disputes that have arisen and may arise in the future related to climate change and discuss the dispute resolution mechanisms (litigation, arbitration, mediation and collaboration) best suited to achieving resolution and addressing the challenges of climate change.
Charles Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
David Batson, Senior Collaboration & ADR Specialist, Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Edna Sussman, arbitrator and mediator, SussmanADR LLC, Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence, Fordham University School of Law
$35 for members of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, ABA Environment Energy and Resources, Litigation and Business Law Sections, the Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems Committee of ABA SEER and members of cooperating state and local bar association. (see below for a list of cooperating state and local bar associations)
$55 if not a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution or other cooperating bar associations.
Please note this Teleconference has not been approved for CLE. Individual teleconference participants may apply for CLE directly with their own state CLE agency.
Cooperating Bar Associations:
Alaska Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Hawaii State Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
State Bar of Montana
Nebraska State Bar Association
State Bar of New Mexico New York State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
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