Conferences & Symposia

Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America


Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Maryland Environmental Law Society is proud to be a regional participant in Focus the Nation, a national teach-in engaging millions of students and citizens with political leaders and decision makers about global warming solutions.

More than just one day, Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America is an unprecedented educational initiative, involving over a thousand colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, faith groups, civic organizations and businesses. Focus the Nation is a catalyzing force helping shift the national conversation about global warming towards a determination to face this civilizational challenge.

Registration is appreciated, but not required. To RSVP, please send an email with your name and contact information to focusthenationumb@gmail.com.

Agenda (pdf)

9:30-10 a.m. - Keynote Address
Shari Wilson, Maryland Secretary of the Environment

10-11:30 a.m. - Climate Change and Maryland Legislation: Maryland's Role in Combating Global Warming

Panelists:
Tad Aburn
Director, Air and Radiation Management Administration
Maryland Department of the Environment


Mike Tidwell
Director
Chesapeake Climate Action Network


Brad Heavner
State Director
Environment Maryland

Moderator:
Professor Jane Barrett
University of Maryland School of Law
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Climate Change and Energy: Putting a Price on Carbon
Panelists:
Dave Hamilton
Director
Sierra Club Energy and Global Warming Program


Todd Foley
Director, Business Development and External Affairs
BP Solar


Lisa Jacobson
Executive Director
Business Council for Sustainable Energy


Professor Robert Means
Climate Change and Energy Policy

Moderator:
Professor Ruth Fleischer
University of Maryland School of Law
1-2 p.m. - Lunch
A complimentary lunch will be served to symposium attendees in Room 107.

2-3:30 p.m. - Cllimate Change and the Law: Legal Tools to Fight Climate Change
Panelists:
David Doniger
Policy Director, Climate Center
Natural Resources Defense Council


John Kostyack
Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation and Global Warming
National Wildlife Federation


Mike Walker
Senior Enforcement Counsel for Administrative Litigation
Office of Enforcement and Compliance
United State Environmental Protection Agency


Moderator:
Professor Jane Barrett
University of Maryland School of Law
3:30 - 5pm - Science and the Effects of Climate Change
Panelists:
Dr. Anthony C. Janetos
Director
Joint Global Change Research Institute


Caroline (Cal) Baier-Anderson
Health Scientist
Environmental Defense


Kristie Ebi, Ph.D., MPH
ESS, LLC

Dr. Brian Needleman
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland Environmental Science and Technology


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