DC Conference Focuses On Global Warming And The Law

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 01:00

On Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9, American Law Institute-American Bar Association will review Global Warming: Climate Change and the Law.

The annual course is located at the AED Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC,and it runs from 7:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now requires reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, and broad EPA regulation of such gases may be around the corner. States and regions across the country are implementing both sector-specific and economy-wide regulatory regimes. The course will provide attendees with an overview of climate change and clean energy regulatory regimes at the state, federal and international levels. Participants will learn of likely future developments and their implications for clients, gain practical tips, and learn of the pitfalls and ethical issues involved in greenhouse gas reporting. Topics include regulation of gases under the Clean Air Act, international negotiations and trade, and the recent developments on Capitol Hill.

A keynote address will be delivered by Patrice Simms, deputy assistant attorney general, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Other speakers from academia and private practice include Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School and Arnold Porter LLP; Ned Helme, president, Center for Clean Air Policy; and Manik Rov, vice president, Federal Government Outreach, Pew Center on Climate Change.

For information about fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register, visit www.ali-aba.org.