Thursday, February 14, 2008

State and Regional Climate Initiatives: ABA SEER quick teleconference

American Bar AssociationABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
       American Bar Association
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources


American Bar Association
  Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems Committee

Cosponsored by Renewable Energy Resources Committee; International Environmental Law Committee; New York City Bar Association; the D.C. Bar; Pace Law School; National Association of Environmental Law Societies; American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Presents the “Quick Teleconference” program

This program will not offer CLE credit.

Regional and State Climate Change Initiatives

Thursday, February 28, 2008
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Central Time
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Mountain Time / 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time

In response to the United States federal government’s failure to address emissions of greenhouse gases causing global climate change, a growing number of states, acting alone or through regional organizations, have initiated a wide variety of innovative programs to address the problem.

This program will provide an overview of these emerging state and regional efforts and examine how these might fit into a future federal program. Speakers will describe the bottom-up stakeholder-driven climate planning processes and some of the policy innovations developed by individual states. They will also examine the expanding role of The Climate Registry and attempts to develop regional goals and trading systems, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Western Governors’ and Midwestern Governors’ Climate Initiatives. Speakers will address how these programs might be integrated into a more comprehensive federal program.

Educational Objectives:

  • Provide the audience with an understanding of current developments in climate change law and public policy at the state and regional level
  • Survey the major the issues presented by efforts to integrate these into a federal system under the Clean Air Act

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

    Thomas D. Peterson, President and CEO, Center for Climate Strategies Pennsylvania State University, Fairfax, VA
Jeffrey Wennberg, Former Commissioner, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Rutland, VT

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