Sidley is sponsoring the 3rd Annual National Conference on Developments in Climate Change Regulation and Policy presented by Law Seminars International.
Global climate change is unquestionably the preeminent environmental and energy issue of our time, and is increasingly seen as an economic issue as well. As a new administration and new Congress take office, attention focuses on specific legislative and administrative proposals to mandate greenhouse gas reductions across the economy, on business opportunities and risks in a carbon-constrained environment, and on the numerous lawsuits, ongoing and potential, in the climate change area. Climate change will continue to pose an enormous challenge throughout the careers of all those presently engaged in the issue, as well as unprecedented opportunities for new technologies and sources of energies that are beginning to emerge.
This conference will provide the information and analysis needed to keep abreast of fast-breaking legal and policy developments at the state, national and international levels, manage corporate risk associated with climate change, and take maximum advantage of related business opportunities.
Sidley partner Roger Martella will be co-chairing the conference and moderating a panel on taking advantage of business opportunities and reducing risks. Sidley partner Andrew Shoyer will give an update on Federal Legislative initiative in the new Congress, and Sidley counsel Peter Steenland will speak on natural resource issues: NEPA, state environmental quality laws, implications for land use and development.