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“Changing Climate, Changing Law” Conference to be held at Loyola

By Loyola University on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:54

(New Orleans – April 8, 2019) The Center for Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, together with the university’s Environment Program, hosts a marquis one-day conference on Friday focused on the science and implications of a changing climate and innovative legal solutions for resilience and adaptation.


The conference titled “Changing Climate, Changing Law,” brings together climate experts, policymakers and people from communities along the Louisiana coast experiencing impacts from a changing climate.  The event is slated from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Greenville Hall, 7214 St. Charles Ave. CLE credits are available.


Click here for details and the full-day agenda.


Speakers include award-winning environmental journalist Andy Revkin, former Senator Mary Landrieu, A.R. Siders of Harvard’s Center for the Environment, Loyola law professors, energy and gas policy experts, and the student organizers of the New Orleans Youth Climate Strike, as well as Chief Shirrell Parfait-Dardar, leader of the Grand John Caillou / Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe, the first Native American community to be relocated by the federal government due to a changing climate and changing coast.


“This honest discussion about the impacts of a changing climate – and the need to change the law to adjust to those changes – addresses environmental and legal issues felt across the Gulf of Mexico region,” said Robert Verchick, chair of the Environmental Law department at Loyola.


“Climate change — which impacts us all — especially affects already vulnerable communities, and the law needs to protect people’s rights and futures,” said Marianne Cufone, director for the Center of Environmental Law. “We’re coming together at this conference to discuss how best to make that happen.”