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SDLP Annual Symposium: All Eyes on Paris: The Global Agreement on Climate Change

November 11 , 2015, 9am-4:30pm
WCL, Room 603

The Sustainable Development Law & Policy publication will hold its annual symposium this November on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP-21) taking place in December of this year. This conference will be of ultimate importance in determining how to move the world forward in addressing climate change. The 195 countries that are parties to the UNFCCC committed to create a new international climate agreement by the end of COP-21. The symposium will include panels featuring leading experts on climate change, domestic environmental law, and international environmental law who will discuss various issues surrounding the negotiations. The topics will include particular focus on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, economic implications of the negotiations, the 2-degree goal and whether it is feasible, and the means for reaching the goals and purposes of the UNFCCC. See the Flyer and Agenda!

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DC Green Scene

DC Green Scene is a new website that compiles energy and environment events in Washington, DC. They list policy seminars, conferences, congressional hearings, and media events happening here. Check out the DC Green Scene website!

Discussion with Cynthia Giles, EPA's Top Enforcer

November 17, 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Beveridge & Diamond (1350 I Street NW)

Cynthia Giles, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) is the top enforcer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She is responsible for the civil and criminal enforcement programs, as well as enforcement at federal facilities and site remediation. At this session, Ms. Giles will discuss Next Generation Compliance (NextGen) - EPA's integrated approach to take advantage of new tools and require modern approaches to address today's pollution challenges while strengthening vigorous enforcement of environmental laws. She will provide recent examples of how NextGen has been used in civil enforcement actions at the federal and state level. This brown bag program is sponsored by the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, in cosponsorship with the following additional D.C. Bar Sections: Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section, Courts, Lawyers and Administration of Justice Section, International Law Section, Litigation Section and Tort Law Section. Also in cosponsorship with the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). Doors open at 12:00 pm.

More information: HERE

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