September 22, 2010
Professor Roberta Mann Participates in Prestigious Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy
Professor Roberta Mann attended the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy September 17-19 at Yale University. Sponsored by the United Nations Institute for Teaching and Research (UNITAR) and titled Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, the conference included more than 150 multidisciplinary participants from all over the world. The conference welcomed law professors, environmental economists, agricultural economists, political scientists, specialists in environmental management, and specialists in environmental design, among others.
This year’s conference examined the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in fostering, or impeding, low-carbon and climate resilient development. Professor Mann participated in the conference’s panel discussion, “Levels of Governance,” during which she spoke about the challenges of coordinating federal, state, and local tax incentives for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation. The panel included researchers from the U.S., Germany, South Africa, and Kazakhstan.