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Workshop: Paying for Tomorrow


November 6, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700 (Map)

Washington, DC (and webinar)


This event is free and open to the public but you must register.
  • Please register by November 2. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.
  • For in-person attendance (limited), REGISTER HERE.
  • For webinar/telecon, REGISTER HERE.  Webinar information will be emailed one business day prior to the event. If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the GoToMeeting platform, please go HERE to view system requirements prior to registering.
  • All times noted are Eastern Time. There is no CLE for this course.

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ELI Public Workshop

Our quality of life is heavily influenced by the quality of our environment. Whether we want to keep the beauty and quality that we have, or we want to change and clean up those areas of our environment that have been compromised, environmental quality is inextricably bound up with our sense of the quality of our lives. Yet, this comes with a cost. We were relatively successful at tackling many of the environmental problems of the past. But we now face a new set of environmental challenges, and we have neither the financial nor the operational structures to deal with these situations. And so it is imperative that we adopt the most cost-effective solutions to the problems we face now and in the future.

In Paying for Tomorrow: Maintaining Our Quality of Life author and leading expert Michael Curley explores what we are going to have to pay for in order to maintain our quality of life in the foreseeable future, including the strategies we must employ to make sure that we use the most cost-effective and least expensive strategies to pay for them.

Join ELI and Michael Curley for a workshop on “Paying for Tomorrow: Maintaining Our Quality of Life.” Curley will explore and explain the various financial strategies that could be used to preserve the quality of our lives, and how to pay to reduce greenhouse gases; for climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation; for safe drinking water plants, wastewater treatment plants, and the power to run them; for increasing energy conservation and our use of renewables; how to protect jobs; and more. The workshop will include the opportunity to have your questions answered by the author, glean deeper insight into these key topics, and discuss how to apply various tools into your own profession or practice.

Michael Curley, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute, President, Environmental Finance LLC, Senior Lecturer and Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins University, and Author

Michael Curley presentation

ELI members will have access to a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.