Free Program: Climate Change: Adaptation at the International, National and Local Levels | June 24, 2014

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Climate Change: Adaptation at the International, National and Local Levels 

A FREE non-CLE program proudly presented by
ABA Section of International Law
International Environmental Law Committee


in cooperation with the
George Washington University Law School,
the Environmental Law Association

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM US EDT

In Person or by Webcast Only

George Washington University Law School 
Faculty Conference Center 

5th Floor Burns Room 505
2000 H Street, NW
Washington DC, 20052


Climate change is no longer a distant future threat; it is happening now. Increased concentrations of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are trapping heat at the Earth’s surface causing increasing temperatures, which, in turn, cause rising air and water temperatures and lead to extreme weather conditions, melting of glaciers and polar ice caps, sea level rise, coastal flooding, and increased droughts. The adverse effects on ecosystems, including wildlife and habitat, food and agriculture, fresh water availability, and human health are already being felt worldwide. The legal and policy tools currently being used by countries and communities to adapt to these challenges will be addressed by speakers from the Adaptation Fund, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Department of Interior, and the Nature Conservancy.





  • Alicia Cate, International Environmental Law Committee, ABA Section of International Law



Current law students and practitioners from the DC metro area are welcome and encouraged to attend in-person.  The event will be webcast and recorded for those who are outside the DC metro area.