October 20, 2008
Climate Change and Energy: The Full North American Perspective
DC Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
The debate raging in the United States around climate change has chiefly focused on domestic regulatory issues and how the U.S. might engage leading emitters from the developing countries in any international agreement. But the actions the U.S. takes to address climate change will have significant economic, environmental and political impacts on our neighbors to the North and South. At the same time, Canada and Mexico can be critical allies in U.S. efforts to reduce domestic and global GHG emissions. In this program, the top environment/energy officials in the Mexican and Canadian Embassies discussed their countries’ perspectives on climate change and U.S. actions, as well as related energy concerns and other trans-border environmental and trade-related matters of current interest. This was a fantastic opportunity to broaden our knowledge about these critical environmental and natural resource issues that affect our hemisphere and the world.
Jason Tolland, Counselor and Program Manager, Environment and Energy, Embassy of Canada
Alejandro Posadas, Legal Advisor, Environmental Affairs, Embassy of Mexico
David van Hoogstraten, Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP
Please click here for more information on the
Understanding Climate Change Law seminar series.