December 7, 2007
Global Climate Change
In this period of heightened awareness for all things green and the global warming controversy, public concern is growing in regard to global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Law Committee is presenting “Global Climate Change: How Industry and Government Are Reacting to This Inconvenient Truth” on Wednesday, December 12 from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. for 3.0 hours of CLE credit. This course will address industry’s and government’s reactions to this issue through law, new legislation, international emissions trading programs, and new market drivers in carbon management.
The first session, “Taking Action to Address Global Climate Change: A Case Law and Legislative Update” discusses recent court decisions involving global climate change (including Massachusetts v. EPA) as well as enacted and pending legislation addressing the U.S. concern with global climate change with presenters Robert J. Karl and Sherry L. Hesselbein of Ulmer and Berne.
Professor Dennis D. Hirsch of Capital Law School, who also serves as Counsel to Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, will present “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Programs.” He will discuss international emissions trading programs, such as the Kyoto Flexibility Mechanisms; and domestic emissions trading programs, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Wrapping up the program, J. D. Gibbs, Senior Manager at ENVIRON, will explore “Demystifying Sustainability, Understanding the New Market Drivers—Carbon Management Issues” focusing his presentation on climate changes and how the market drivers are shifting to address carbon management.
Become informed regarding this timely topic for everyone. Register online here or by phone at 614/221.4112 for event #3743.