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Monthly Climate Change Briefing: December 2014


December 8, 2014

NOTE: This series of briefings is available only to those who are ELI members by virtue of their organizations' support of the Institute. Please consult our list of institutional member firms/consulting groups, corporations, or NGOs to ascertain if you are eligible to join these sessions. For more information on becoming an institutional member of ELI so that you and your colleagues would receive routine access to these briefings, please contact Jessica Werber.

Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our institutional members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly conference calls with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions.

Topics addressed in this month's call:

  • Important new decision from California about CEQR, GHGs and transportation planning
  • Cert grant in the Mercury MACT rule case
  • What the new Congress might do to the Obama climate agenda
  • UN climate meetings underway in Peru (for reference, see Robert Stavens' blog HERE on "What to Expect at COP-20 in Lima")
  • Administration supposed to decide this month how it is going to address methane emissions from the oil and gas sector–voluntary, regulatory, or other
  • Highlights from state comments on the Clean Power Plan (comments due Dec. 1)
  • President's Climate Task Force report urges White House to embed climate resiliency in federal programs
  • CARB Chair Nicholas says California on track to meet 2020 carbon reduction target, but meeting 2050 target will require focus on transportation-sector emissions
  • Pacific Coast Collaborative report highlights progress of regional initiative; governors of west coast states and premier of British Columbia affirm comitment to GHG emission reduction policies

Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Climate Change Law
Gabe Pacyniak, Associate, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Manik Roy, Director of Political Assessment, ClimateWorks Foundation

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