THE SEVENTH ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE is being organised by Michigan Law’s Environmental Law and Policy Program and co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law.


With climate change accelerating and the window for climate change mitigation and adaptation narrowing, this year the conference will be on how the legal system can promote meaningful action on climate change and environmental sustainability efforts.

Jonathan Overpeck, the inaugural dean of the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan will speak for the first time at the Law School to put the climate challenges in context.

Our first panel will focus on international climate change efforts, particularly the future of the Paris Accord and how we build on that landmark agreement to provide sharper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the technology transfers that will be needed to promote clean energy in the developing world, even as the future of American involvement remains uncertain.

The second panel will address national climate change efforts in the United States, including Clean Air Act regulations, the likely outcome of the Juliana atmospheric public trust case now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the extent to which climate change will be on the ballot in 2020.

Venue: Northeastern University, School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

Date: 11th and 12th April 2019.

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