Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut
Conference Date: February 10, 2012. Time: 8am to 4pm.
Presentations are available-download below
Conference Location: University of Connecticut School of Law, 55 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, Connecticut
Key Issues covered by the conference: The conference presentations and discussions aim to enhance understanding and promote discussion of cutting-edge policy and legal approaches to climate change adaptation in coastal areas, with potential application to Connecticut. Featured Speaker: US Senator Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut)
Sponsors: The Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut Conference is funded through the generous support of the National Sea Grant Law Center, Connecticut Sea Grant, the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the UConn School of Law Center for Energy and Environmental Law.
Program: Download PDF here.
Power Point Presentations from the conference in PDF (click on blue titles):
Keynote Presentation 1
- Making It Real: National Climate Assessment Considerations for Coastal Vulnerability and Adaptation Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University
Panel 1: State and Municipal Strategies for Climate Adaptation
- Legal Options for Municipal Climate Adaptation in South Boston–An Example for Connecticut Coastal Jurisdictions Wendy B. Jacobs, Leah R. Cohen, and Jennifer McGrory, Harvard Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (presented by Sarah Fort, Wendy Jacobs, Nicole Rinke)
- Adapting to Climate Change: Mapping Connecticut’s Coastal Responses to a Global Problem
Mark Boyer, University of Connecticut
- Local Solution for Climate Change: The Climate Adaptation Board
Carl Zimmerman, University of Connecticut, and Katherine Owens, University of Hartford
- Coastal Management in the Face of Rising Seas: Legal Strategies for Connecticut Localities, Jessica Grannis, Georgetown Law, and Julia Wyman, Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Program(presented by Jena Shoaf, Meagan Singer, and Colin Lynch)
Panel 2: Takings Law and Climate Adaptation Strategies
- Climate Adaptation and the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution: A Regulatory Takings Analysis of Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Development with Application to Connecticut’s Coastal Management Regime, Chad McGuire and Jason Hill, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
- When Retreat Represents the Better Part of Valor: A Legal Analysis of Strategies that Incentivize Retreat from the Shore, Hyo (Charlene) Kim and Caroline Karp, Brown University
- Flood Mitigation through Property Acquisition: Lessons Learned from Louisiana and Recommendations for Connecticut, David Lewis, Georgetown Law (presented by Jessica Grannis)
Contact: Dr. Syma Ebbin, Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, University of Connecticut, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860 405-9278
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