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Marine Law Symposium: Legal Strategies for Climate Adaptation in Coastal New England

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Roger Williams University School of Law for a discussion on how state and local governments in coastal New England can overcome legal barriers to climate adaptation.

Legal experts from the Georgetown Climate Center in Washington D.C., the Conservation Law Foundation, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law, and Florida Sea Grant will discuss opportunities for state and municipal governments to proactively include adaptation into their planning, such as by incorporating climate risks into local laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies.

Speakers will also address some of the potential legal conflicts related to climate adaptation, including constitutional conflicts, state and federal law conflicts, and potential liability for acting or failing to act on climate risks.

A portion of the day will include small workshops where attendees can share their concerns and questions related to barriers to climate change adaptation.The day will conclude with a discussion of adaptation planning opportunities for state and local governments.

[info]The Rhode Island M.C.L.E. Commission has granted this program 6.5 Rhode Island C.L.E. credits including zero legal ethics credit.[/info]

 Friday, November 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Roger Williams University School of Law | 10 Metacom Ave. Bristol, RI


$20 General Admission, FREE for students. Lunch is included.

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This symposium is co-sponsored by the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and the Georgetown Climate Center.



Roger Williams University School of Law
10 Metacom Ave
bristol, RI 02809 United States
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