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September 4, 2009

Symposium Examines ‘Legal and Ethical Duties in a Changing Climate’ September 11

Oregon Law’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (“JELL”) will host its annual symposium from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 11, in room 175 of the Knight Law Center. This event is free and open to the public.  
This year’s theme, “Advocating for an Environment of Equality: Legal and Ethical Duties in a Changing Climate,” notes that although climate change is a pressing concern for all people and species, the most vulnerable communities and ecosystems suffer the largest share of the devastating impacts of a warming globe.
The symposium will examine how the law must reshape current discourse on climate law and policy by addressing these inequitable effects while continuing innovative efforts to protect the environment, biodiversity, and human health. The event is hosting a number of panel and keynote presentations to delve into these critical issues through the lens of climate ethics, equity, and the law.
This year’s event is dedicated to the life and work of Luke Cole, founder of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (“CRPE”), who passed away in Uganda while on sabbatical on June 6.
The symposium is sponsored by JELL, with support from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the Bowerman Center for Environmental Law.
Additional information on the symposium schedule and registration can be found on the JELL Web site

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