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Events at American University Washington College of Law

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The State of Extractive Industries on Federal Lands (ELS Founder's Event)

Tuesday, March 3, 10am-12pm
Room 603

The Environmental Law Society presents its Founder's Day Event: The State of Extractive Industries on Federal Lands. The extraction of energy sources is largely viewed as key to national security and economic growth. Against this backdrop, the threat of climate change continues to grow, and pushes for renewable energy are gaining traction at the local, state, and national level. This diverse Panel offers representatives from the private, non-profit, and government sectors who will discuss the extractive industry's various impacts on Federal lands, wildlife, and protected resources, as well as the costs and benefits of the continued development of our nation's oil and gas resources. Panelists will address the current state of the law, potential future directions, and proposals for the effective management of our on- and offshore natural resources. CLE credit offered. Register Here!

Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Schuster, Food and Water Watch
  • Jill Lewandowski, Director of Environmental Assessment , Bureau of Ocean Management
  • Brett Marston, Arnold & Porter
  • moderator: Jon Freedman, Government Affairs & Policy, GE

Climate Change Policy and World Bank Safeguards

Tuesday, March 3, 6pm
AU School of International Service

The Global Environmental Politics (GEP) Program of the School of International Services (SIS), in Partnership with SUDECC, Inc. and Harriet Communications are organizing two panel discussions. The first panel will be on the2015 Climate Change Policy Agreement Negotiations. The Second Panel will be on the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguards.The broad objective of the two panel discussions are to: a) introduce to students, development practitioners, community stakeholders and students to the latest developments on the negotiating process of the Climate Change Agreement; b) share information on the practical application of World Bank’s E&S Safeguards; and c) create a platform that will facilitate the later contributions to enhance the World Bank’s Proposed Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). Register for the event:

Energy Bar Association Road Show

Wednesday, March 18, 4pm
Room: TBD

The Energy Law Society is hosting the Energy Bar Association for its Road Show. More details to come!

DC Area Events

DC Green Scene

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Past Events

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