SDLP Past Events
"As Goes China, So Goes the World: Chinese Development and Environmental Challenges"
On March 26, 2009, SDLP organized a conference focusing on enviironmental issues in China. A variety of issues were discussed at this conference including: post-Kyoto decisions on climate change and establishment of a carbon constrained economy; technology transfer, green technologies, and legal dynamics of weak IP protection; increase in public participation and viability of citizen suit litigation; energy investment, carbon sequestration, and development of clean coal; environmental impact statements: requirements and enforcement; food safety and exports from China; the intersection of human rights and environmental/development issues; increasing Chinese influence in the international (and especially developing) world; what kind of example will they set; and evaluation of how China is complying with international environmental and development regimes.
Podcast available at http://www.wcl.american.edu/podcast/podcast.cfm.
"Oxfam Hunger Banquet: Trade and Investment in Foodstuffs During a Global Food Crisis"
On September 18, 2008 SDLP co-sponsored the Oxfam Hunger Banquet for WCL's International Week. 12pm-1pm, 6th Floor Lounge.
"Climate Change and Claiming the Arctic Circle"
On March 20,2008 SDLP organized a conference focusing on climate change and environmental, territorial, and resource claims in the Arctic. To view the webcast of these discussions, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/video.cfm.
"Global Impact of Developments in U.S. Climate Law"
Panel: On March 29, 2007, panel discussed the legal consequences as climate change becomes a scientific and political reality. They also gave an overview of recent developments in U.S. climate law and how that impacts the international climate community. Review of pending litigation intending to comply state, federal, and business responses discussed, along with other emerging policies.
"Future of International Chemicals Management"
Conference: On February 22, 2006, SDLP organized a conference focusing on (1) the future of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management ("SAICM"); and (2) the reasons why the United States has hesitated to ratify Multilateral Environmental Agreements. To view the webcast of these discussions, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/video.cfm (click on "The Future of International Chemicals Regulation).