October 30, 2019

An ELI 50th Anniversary Master Class

Increasingly destructive hurricanes, worsening droughts and wildfires, and rising seas are prompting the development of legal, policy, and institutional solutions to address the impacts of climate change and create more resilient communities. Join ELI and leading experts for this Master Class on Climate Adaptation: Principles, Policy, and Practice. Panelists will explore current climate adaptation practices and provide insight on regulatory and policy approaches at the federal, state, and local levels.

1:00-2:30 PM

Panel 1: Climate Adaptation -- Principles and Policy will dive into the role of government regulations in climate adaptation, and how adaptation practices have evolved over time, especially from a planning and policy perspective. Panelists will review opportunities for innovative adaptation measures, examine implementation obstacles, and discuss cross-cutting considerations, including equity and justice for vulnerable communities.


2:30 - 2:45

Networking Break

2:45 - 4:15

Panel 2:  Adaptation in Practice will focus on ways multiple stakeholders can identify and implement the next steps in moving from an adaptation plan to adaptation action. Expert panelists will explore the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) natural hazard mitigation approaches, best methods for integrating climate risk assessments into existing adaptation operations, and climate adaptation examples on multiple jurisdictional scales.


  • Margaret E. Peloso, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Moderator

  • Mark Ellard, Senior Principal Water Resources and Environmental Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)

Materials will be posted as they are received...



In-person CLE Attendees:

  • We will have a sign-in and sign-out sheet for you to initial and fill out with time total time of attendance for the Master Class.
  • We will provide you with your CLE information at the end of the Master Class.

Webinar CLE Attendees (you must have selected CLE info when you registered):

  • When watching the webinar you will need to have the webinar at the forefront of your computer screen as GoTo webinar software will be tracking attentiveness and creating an attentiveness report.
  • You will need to be watching the webinar for a majority of the time to receive CLE Credit.
  • We will email you the CLE information and certification within one week of the event.