Climate Change and Claiming the Arctic Circle

MARCH 20
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*CLE*

Scientists are predicting that the entire Arctic Ocean could have an ice-free summer surface by 2050. As climate change causes the Arctic to melt, the several countries with territory inside the Arctic Circle - including Russia, the U.S., Norway, Denmark and Canada -- are poised to claim the region's vast energy resources. One study estimates that a quarter of the world's oil and gas reserves are to be found under the Arctic, as well as significant deposits of other mineral riches. This program will explore the international legal aspects of the melting Arctic including: Oil and gas rights; endangered species protection (including listing of polar bear); land claims; and The Law of the Sea Convention.

Sponsored by the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Journal

Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
(registration is required)


CLE Accreditation (3 credits) will be applied for
CLE Registration Fee -  $35


To register for this event please click the link below:
http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm

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