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Three Degrees: The Law of Climate Change and Human Rights (Part 1)

Content Partner:  University of Washington School of Law
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Part 1 of a 4-part series entitled, "Three Degrees: The Law of Climate Change and Human Rights"

The conference is a student-led effort aimed at challenging legal scholars, NGO leaders, and policy makers to confront the humanitarian crisis at the heart of climate change. The centerpiece of the conference, a Socratic (Fred Friendly) dialogue moderated by a former PBS facilitator, will challenge panelists to debate legal responses to a fictitious disaster scenario based on a two to three degree centigrade rise in the Earth’s temperature. Most climate conferences organized for lawyers focus on technical mitigation tactics. While lessons in technical climate solutions are valuable to lawyers, this conference will force participants to directly confront the role of law in anticipating and responding to foreseeable human consequences of climate change. The ethical role of the law is a central conference theme.

8:30–8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks Victoria Steere


8:45–9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Climbing Poetree “Hurricane Season: The Era of Unnatural Disasters”


9:15–9:25 a.m. The Conference Inspiration: Six Degrees Author Mark Lynas


9:30–10:15 a.m. Climate Science Overview with David Battisti


10:15–10:40 a.m. The Public Health Impacts of Climate Change with Nora Connors


11:00–12:15 p.m. Intergenerational Equity and Ethics: The Role of Law in Protecting Future Generations

Practice Areas: Climate Change, Environmental Law, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Law, International Law & Global Trade
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 05/28/2009 11:30 AM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 45 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Total Credits: 2.75
Specialty Credits: Ethics 1.25
Status: Applied For Upon Completion
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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Michael Robinson-Dorn - Moderator, Assistant Professor of Law & Director, Environmental Law Clinic, University of Washington School of Law; Seattle, WA
David Battisti, PhD - Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Elenora E. Connors - O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
Carolyn Raffesnperger - Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
Steve Gardiner - Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington; Seattle, WA
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