Climate Change in a Changing Economic Environment

Thursday, March 4, 2010
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ROOM 603

The current economic situation offers both an obstacle and an opportunity for climate change mitigation and adaptation. A sharp reduction in carbon emissions in the last year due to reduced industrial output gives the United States and the world a start toward reducing annual emissions, but the challenging economic climate means fewer resources for responding to a changing climate. The conference will address U.S. domestic legislation as well as the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Panel topics will include evaluating recent legal and policy initiatives under the Obama Administration for promoting green jobs, evaluating the prospects and parameters of proposed (or new) US climate legislation, including border measures impacting trade, and reflecting on the outcome of the Copenhagen negotiations.

Presented by the Environmental Law Society



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

CLE Accreditation will be applied for
CLE Registration Fee- $55

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Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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