CLEAR to Host Presentation on Climate Change Adaptation

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The Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources (CLEAR) will host a discussion to explore private sector climate change adaptation and the role of government in providing information to facilitate adaptation. “Private Sector Adaptation: Information and the Role of Government” will be held Fri., March 30 at 11:45 a.m. in room 5046 of the law school. Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, will discuss databases that provide information on climate change adaptation, and John Dorman from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Geospatial and Technology Management Office will discuss “Technologically Advanced Parcel Information.” The presentation will include a demonstration of IRISK, North Carolina's new online tool for predicting climate risks.

This event is being held as part of a workshop on the “Impact of Law on Private Sector Climate Adaptation," and will be co-hosted by the Georgetown Climate Center, Vanderbilt Law School, UCLA’s Emmett Center, the Center for Progressive Reform, and the George Washington University Law School. This will be the first large workshop held on this important issue, and will have participation from top academics in environmental law as well as from the EPA, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Environmental Law Institute.

The presentation will be open to the public and the law school community is encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

-March 12, 2012

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