Post Date: March 8, 2006

On March 10, Harvard Law School will convene leading academics and policymakers for a conference exploring U.S. regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. Titled New Prospects for Climate Change Regulation, the day-long event will feature a range of participants, including U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

“This conference comes at a critical and historic moment,” said Professor Jody Freeman, an expert in enviromental law and natural resources law. “For the first time, Congress has two bills on the table that would regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. The federal government has not acted on climate change thus far, and state governments have filled the breach. But this could soon change. This conference brings together key academics and policymakers to discuss how the U.S. ought to address the most important environmental issue of our time.”

Beginning at 9 am in Pound Hall, the conference agenda consists of a series of panel discussion and timely lectures. Participants will convene in Langdell Hall for lunch and brief remarks by Dean Elena Kagan.