July 12, 2012

Events & CLE

Events & CLE

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August 2012

ABA Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Coordinating Forum
Sunday, August 5th 2012
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Westin River North, Promenade Ballroom A, River Level II
This meeting, hosted by the Task Force on Policy and Coordination, provides ABA environmental, energy, and resource committee leaders an early opportunity to exchange information and ideas about activities in the coming year, explore potential joint initiatives, and discuss substantive matters of common concern.

ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in
Environmental Law and Policy
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Westin River North, Executive Room, River Level II 
Each year, one individual and one organization are selected to receive this award. The 2012 recipients are Professor Svitlana Kravchenko, University of Oregon School of Law (posthumous) (Individual) and the Environmental Law Clinic – University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (Organization). Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of these worthy recipients! Program and reception are open to all Annual Meeting registrants and their guests.

National Spring Conference on the Environment
Reframing the Conversation: Examining the Tension Between Environmental Regulation, Job Growth and the Economy
Friday, June 1, 2012, Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
This 40th Annual Conference focused on the tensions between environmental regulation, job growth and the economy. Featuring prominent federal, state, NGO and private sector experts, the all day conference addressed the policy and reach of environmental regulation as the Nation tries to recover from one of the most devastating economic crises it has ever faced. The conference examined the legal ramifications of restructuring the environmental regulatory development process in light of current "hot-topic" water, air and natural gas issues.

ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in
Environmental Law and Policy
Sunday, August 7, 2011 ▪ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hilton Toronto, Governor General Suite, 2nd Floor
Each year, one individual and one organization are selected to receive this award. The 2011 recipients of this honor were Richard Lazarus, Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (Individual) and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (Organization).

Navigating the New Green Economy: The Challenges of Climate Change and the Opportunities for Clean Energy
In May 2011 in London, England, the Standing Committee on Environmental Law, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the UK Environmental Law Association sponsored. Sessions addressed financing a sustainable reduced-carbon future; sticks and carrots in emerging green technologies – regulations and incentives compared; green technology transfers; the new carbon marketplaces: participants, prices and profits; renewable energy subsidies, trade and the WTO disciplines; energy efficiency in the carbon reduction debate; and reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). Speakers represented various sectors including private practice, academia, and the public interest community from 16 countries on four continents.

Chemicals Regulation 
In May 2010, the Standing Committee convened a law and policy conference to address the unprecedented opportunities and challenges associated with reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Featuring prominent federal, sate, and private-sector experts at the center of the emerging proposals for reform in the Toxic Substances Control Act regime, the conference provided a wide-ranging discussion about the unprecedented opportunities and challenges inherent in crafting a national regulatory framework capable of ensuring public and environmental safety while promoting green-chemistry innovation. A recording of the program and accompanying slides are available here.

Renewable Energy

In 2009, the Standing Committee organized two webinars addressing impediments to development of the emerging “green” economy and the legal challenges that our nation must both anticipate and overcome in this process.  Audio recordings and accompanying slides are available here.