The turbulence in the law, in the United States and internationally, offers opportunities and risks for business, NGOs, consumers, and political leadership. Every environmental practitioner now needs to keep abreast of these widespread changes, as the implications likely will affect everything from building codes to pollution permits.
Against this swiftly changing background, this conference addresses how environmental practitioners increasingly are major players in shaping the new legal frameworks that address climate change issues. Keynote speakers and panelists will address (1) the prospects for federal regulatory change and its effect on state action; (2) the international paradigm "beyond Kyoto"; and (3) how state and local governments are responding to the climate change challenge, including through initiatives to regulate greenhouse gases. The conference provides an exciting, one-stop opportunity to hear from a diversity of key players who are on the cutting edge of climate change law and policy.
Schedule: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, followed by Reception
Venue: University of Maryland School of Law, Nathan Patz Law Center, 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD
Continuing Legal Education Credit will be requested.
Registration fees include all sessions, breaks, lunch, reception, and course materials.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.abanet.org/publicserv/environmental or call the ABA at 202-662-1694.
Featured speakers include:
Counsel/Legislative Assistant to the Hon. Joseph Lieberman
Director of Policy Analysis, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Jeffrey R. Holmstead
Bracewell & Giuliani
Corporate Director, Environment, Energy and Logistics Policy
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
Nonresident Brookings Scholar on Environment and Development, Foreign Policy
Seth Kaplan, Senior Attorney, Director, Clean Energy & Climate Change Program
Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA
Kyle W. Danish
Van Ness Feldman
Professor John Dernbach
Widener University School of Law
Michael B. Gerrard
Arnold & Porter, LLP
New York, NY
Sponsored by the American Bar Association