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Date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time:
8:30 AM

Location:
*NEW LOCATION*
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square, Ste. 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996

Parking available at Logan Square, entrance on Cherry Street between 18th & 19th Street 6.5 SUB/1 ETH SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER NOW!

Registration Info:
Registration:
8:00 AM

Program:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

For topics and times, please see program agenda to the right.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM

FACULTY:
All faculty noted in agenda order:

Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association
Steve Harvey
Yolanda Pagano Directors, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change
John C. Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability and Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, Widener University Commonwealth School of Law

Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals
Sarah Wu, Deputy Director for Planning, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
Wendi Goldsmith, Director, Center for Urban Watershed Renewal, Center for Urban Watershed Renewal
Margaret Peloso, Attorney, Vinson & Elkins

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Attorney, Ballard Spahr LLC
Megan Ceronsky, Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President, the White House
Robert "Bo" Reiley, Assistant Director, Bureau of Regulatory Counsel, Pennsylvania *Department of Environmental Protection

John Quigley, Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, former Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
John C. Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability and Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, at Widener University Commonwealth School of Law
C. Baird Brown, Attorney, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Lindsay Baxter, Program Manager of Energy & Climate, the Pennsylvania Environmental Counsel
Kathleen BarrĂ³n, Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs & Wholesale Market Policy, Exelon

Amy Sinden, James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Kenneth T. Kristl, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Widener University Delaware Law School
Michael G. Mahoney, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Chief Environmental Counsel, Pfizer, INC., and Chair, Environmental Committee, New York City Bar

Additional faculty will be added.

Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change: The Role of the Law and Lawyers

CLE - Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change

Co-presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council

This full-day event focuses on the challenge of climate change, the legal framework for addressing the challenge, the need for much stronger and quicker action, the economic case for action, legal and economic issues specific to Pennsylvania, and the ethical and philosophical argument for action by lawyers and others.

We intend that this event serve as a catalyst to the legal community to become more heavily engaged in climate change awareness, education, and action.

Hear from industry leaders at this groundbreaking one-day conference on the role of law and lawyers in addressing the challenge of climate change:

Jeffrey D. Sachs, world-renowned economist and University Professor at Columbia University
John Quigley, Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, former Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
John C. Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability and Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, at Widener University Commonwealth School of Law

Program Agenda:

  • 8:30-9:05 - Introductions and Setting the Tone
    • The International Framework: UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement
  • 9:05-9:30 - The Challenge
  • 9:30-10:30 - Local Government Efforts to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change
  • 10:30-11:45 - Morning Break
  • 10:45-12:00 - Legal and Regulatory Framework at the Federal and State Level: Implementing the Paris Agreement and the Clean Power Plan
  • 12:00-12:15 - Lunch
  • 12:15-1:00 - Luncheon Address: Pennsylvania's climate future--perils and possibilities
  • 1:00-2:00 - Deep De-carbonization: The Economic Implications of the Future Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • 2:00-3:00 - Deep De-carbonization: The Technical and Policy Challenge
  • 3:00-3:15 - Afternoon Break
  • 3:15-4:15 - Ethical Framework: Achieving Environmental and Intergenerational Justice through Legal Action
  • 4:15-5:00 - Conclusion: What Can Lawyers Do?
  • 5:00-6:00 - Cocktail Hour

This will be the third program that the Philadelphia Bar Association has sponsored with A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change. Two prior programs featured Richard Alley, Ph.D., of Pennsylvania State University (November 2014) and Rear Admiral (ret.) David Titley, Ph.D., of Pennsylvania State University (October 2015).

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"Bounty from the Bar Food Drive" Until Nov. 16.

The Young Lawyers Division is requesting nutritious, nonperishable food donations for the "Bounty from the Bar Food Drive" in partnership with Philabundance. Philabundance food collection boxes are available until Nov. 16 at the Philadelphia Bar Association in the 10th Floor Board Room and outside of the 11th Floor Conference Center. Food items are preferred, but monetary donations are also accepted. Click here to donate online.

Let us work together to help provide some relief for the hungry!

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