March 16, 2005
Book Presentation: Derecho Ambiental en la Práctica Privada (Environmental Law in Private Practice) by Dante Figueroa
Mr. Figueroa presented Derecho Ambiental en la Práctica Privada, which provides insight into implementation of environmental requirements for natural resource development projects in Chile. He highlighted general aspects of environmental law relevant to parties doing business in Chile. Specific areas of discussion included Chilean environmental laws and regulations regarding mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, aquaculture, agricultural exports, and energy, and their U.S. counterparts. The Chilean National Commission for the Environment sponsored the publication.
Introductory words by His Excellency Andrés Bianchi, Ambassador of Chile to the United States; Claudio Grossman, Dean, American University Washington College of Law; and Leslie Carothers, President, Environmental Law Institute. Book presentation by Daniel Flores, Attorney-Adviser, International Environmental Law Office, Office of General Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency. Concluding remarks by the author. Cocktails and Chilean wines followed book presentation.
Event co-sponsored by the Embassy of Chile to the United States, the American University Washington College of Law, and the Environmental Law Institute.