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February 27 Program on International Climate Change Negotiations

February 26, 2013 – 

A panel discussion titled “Crafting Climate Consensus: Issues and Problems in Negotiating Global Climate Policy” will be presented from 12:35 – 3 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by the Rutgers School of Law–Newark Environmental Law Society, International Law Society, and Rutgers Conflict Resolution Law Journal. The event will take place in the Baker Trial Courtroom. Lunch will be served.

Moderated by Professor Howard Latin, author of the 2012 book Climate Change Policy Failures: Why Conventional Mitigation Procedures Cannot Succeed, the panel will feature:

  • Professor Elizabeth Burleson, Pace Law School
  • Elizabeth Sheargold, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Dr. Frank A. Felder, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Clinton J. Andrews, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Panelists will be asked to address the following questions: 

In view of the fact that climate negotiations have continually broken down or been restrained by tensions between developed and developing countries, where do we go from here? Is it even possible to create a meaningfully and binding global climate treaty in the public realm, or should policymakers look to regional treaties or the private realm? How can at-risk populations (e.g., the people of the Maldives) be protected from disproportionately bearing the impact of climate change?