Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Coastal Climate Change Call for Papers

The University of Connecticut School of Law has issued a call for papers for the following symposium:

“Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut”

Conference Date: February 10, 2012

Conference Location: University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT

Deadline for paper abstract submissions:  September 30, 2011

Contact: Dr. Syma Ebbin, Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, University of Connecticut,, 860 405 9278

Program website:

How to Submit: 2 to 3 page paper proposals should be submitted via e- mail to  by September 30th.  Be sure to include your affiliation and contact information.

Topics of Interest: We invite practitioners, academics, and students in the field of law as well as others with expertise and interest to submit a 2 to 3 page paper proposal that focuses on existing or proposed innovative legal, policy and related incentive-based options for climate change adaptation in coastal environments. We invite papers that lay out the existing legal and regulatory structure in Connecticut as well as in other states, identify gaps and obstacles in these approaches, present innovative and environmentally sound approaches to climate change adaptation and stimulate legal thinking on legal and policy remedies to this issue of international importance. All submitted papers must contain a legal, policy or regulatory approach, solution or tool designed to facilitate climate change adaptation in Connecticut.

Publication of Papers: Submitted papers that are accepted for presentation will be published in a special issue of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, an open access online journal that “provides a forum for the timely discussion and exploration of legal topics of relevance to the Sea Grant network of extension agents, researchers, coastal managers and users, and local decision-makers.”

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