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2013 New Directions in Environmental Law Conference

Thanks to all our speakers, event planners, sponsors, and attendees for making NDEL 2013 a huge success!

Please see below for links to video of the day's events.

Keynote (Jeff Goodell)
Panel I: Climate Change Responsibility and the International Court of Justice (Lea Brilmayer, Aaron Korman, Roy Lee)
Panel II: Imperfect Solutions: What to Do When Environmental Values Conflict (Eileen Gauna, Oswald Schmitz, Jeff Thaler)
Opening Remarks (Justin Elicker)




2013 New Directions in Environmental Law Conference
The Power of Voice
A Conference by the Yale Environmental Law Association
Featured Keynote Speaker Jeff Goodell
Rolling Stone Contributing Editor and Environmental Author

March 2, 2013
Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

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Please join us for the Yale Environmental Law Association’s New Directions in Environmental Law Conference on March 2, 2013 at Yale Law School! 

This year’s conference, entitled The Power of Voice, will be the third in our New Directions in Environmental Law series and will build on the momentum we have created over the past two years.  Our 2011 foundational conference, A Climate of Possibility, featured Georgetown Law professor Lisa Heinzerling as our keynote speaker and explored the problems, challenges, and potential new directions in environmental law and policy.  Last year’s conference, [Re]Claiming Accountability, featured California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols and examined the scope and dimensions of accountability and innovative legal mechanisms for achieving it. 

This year’s conference, The Power of Voice, will examine what and who motivates change in environmental law and policy and how different actors pursue and achieve that change.  Our keynote address will be delivered by Rolling Stone Contributing Editor and environmental author Jeff Goodell, and our panels and workshops will explore topics ranging from animal agriculture to hydraulic fracturing to human rights.  In examining these issues, we hope to discuss and answer the following questions and many more:

  • Who are the important actors affecting change in environmental law and policy today? Who should they be?
  • Whose voices are missing in today’s environmental law and policy dialogue? What are effective channels for empowerment and mechanisms for change? What environmental issues would you voice?
  • What is the relation between science and law/policymaking, and how can we improve it?
  • What mechanisms can we use to make sure our voices and voices for environmental progress are heard by government leaders? Corporations? Courts?
  • What should environmental decision-making look like when values collide, including values within the environmental community?

We hope to see you in New Haven on March 2!

 NDEL 2013 Supporters

Yale Law School
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
Kevin Czinger
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Yale University Graduate and Professional Student Senate