Sep

    Environmental Law & Its Role in Emerging Economies in Africa

    12 PM EDT

    Please Note:

    • This is a non-CLE program

    • The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time

    • This is the third of six programs on this topic. If you select one of the Package Pass rates, you will automatically gain access to all six teleconferences for the price of five. The dial in information for each program will be sent to you automatically as soon as it becomes available. Recordings of all previous programs will also be emailed directly to you if you purchase this registration option.

    Program Description

    Industrialization and development have utilized natural resources that are found in abundance on the African continent. Economic growth, however, has come at the cost of water pollution, declining air quality and environmental disasters. Economic development and environmental protection have become adversaries—promoting one is thought to cause detriment to the other. Environmental harm not only causes trauma to the physical areas where it occurs but is also linked to poor public health and safety, food insecurity, loss of employment and displacement of local populations. Solutions require collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative action. The task of environmental lawyers is to balance the competing interests of protecting the environment for future generations with tapping into its great natural wealth. Can African governments find a balance between protecting the environment and economic growth, or is it simply an elusive goal?

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    Speakers:

    • John Pendergrass, Senior Attorney; Director, Climate and Energy Program; Co-Director, International Programs, Environmental Law Institute

    • Angela Delfino, Principal Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 

    • Dr. Olúfémi Táíwò, Professor of African Studies, Cornell University

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    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Sep 25, 2014

    2014-09-25T12:00:00-04:00 2014-09-25T13:30:00-04:00 Environmental Law & Its Role in Emerging Economies in Africa

    Please Note:

    • This is a non-CLE program

    • The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time

    • This is the third of six programs on this topic. If you select one of the Package Pass rates, you will automatically gain access to all six teleconferences for the price of five. The dial in information for each program will be sent to you automatically as soon as it becomes available. Recordings of all previous programs will also be emailed directly to you if you purchase this registration option.

    Program Description

    Industrialization and development have utilized natural resources that are found in abundance on the African continent. Economic growth, however, has come at the cost of water pollution, declining air quality and environmental disasters. Economic development and environmental protection have become adversaries—promoting one is thought to cause detriment to the other. Environmental harm not only causes trauma to the physical areas where it occurs but is also linked to poor public health and safety, food insecurity, loss of employment and displacement of local populations. Solutions require collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative action. The task of environmental lawyers is to balance the competing interests of protecting the environment for future generations with tapping into its great natural wealth. Can African governments find a balance between protecting the environment and economic growth, or is it simply an elusive goal?

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    Section of International Law

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