Conferences & Symposia

Global Warming II: How the Law Can Best Address Climate Change


Friday, June 6, 2008

Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to our legal system, demanding new and creative approaches by environmental attorneys toward policy, legislation, regulation, and litigation. The global consensus that human activity has accelerated the emission of greenhouse cases and rapidly may be nearing a tipping point has sparked new governmental, industry, and citizen action at every level.

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:

David McIntosh
Counsel/Legislative Assistant to the Hon. Joseph Lieberman
Washington, DC

Vicki Arroyo
Director of Policy Analysis, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Arlington, VA

Jeffrey R. Holmstead
Bracewell & Giuliani
Washington, D.C.

Stephen Harper
Corporate Director, Environment, Energy and Logistics Policy
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA

Nigel Purvis
Nonresident Brookings Scholar on Environment and Development, Foreign Policy
Washington, DC

Seth Kaplan, Senior Attorney, Director, Clean Energy & Climate Change Program
Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA

Kyle W. Danish
Van Ness Feldman
Washington, DC

Professor John Dernbach
Widener University School of Law
Harrisburg, PA

Michael B. Gerrard
Arnold & Porter, LLP
New York, NY

Sponsored by the American Bar Association


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