2011 Conferences and Events
Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate
May 23-25, 2011-Columbia University
The Center for Climate Change Law and the Republic of the Marshall Islands co-sponsored a conference, "Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of a Changing Climate." The meeting discussed such issues as continuing statehood and maintenance of maritime zones for states facing inundation from sea level rise; resettlement rights and practicalities of population displacement; liability for climatic harm in judicial forums; the utility of responsibility regimes under current law; and the role for a new convention on climate displacement.
This is intended to be a resource for all interested persons, to help catalyze future needed research in these disciplines. All comments or questions on the conference resources should be sent to Professor Michael Gerrard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Conference Materials Includes conference logistics, papers/videos/posters featured at the conference, and notes of the conference.
March 30, 2011, Columbia Law School
Moderated by Michael Gerrard
Event Flyer (PDF)
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