Howard Kenison will deliver Highlights of Environmental Issues in the United States and participate in an international panel at the UKELA (United Kingdom Environmental Law Association) 2021 Annual Conference. Mr. Kenison will address key U.S. issues, policy mechanisms and the legislative agenda into 2022.
People and countries around the world experience the environment differently. Some regions are blessed with diverse resources and habitats; some enjoy relatively benign climates; and others are particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change. Equally, some countries contribute more to climate change, leaving other regions around the globe to deal with the consequences.
But despite our local differences, many challenges are similar. Issues such as decarbonization, boosting biodiversity, and reducing plastic consumption are universal. However, the legal mechanisms being deployed to tackle these problems are not always the same.
There are parallels to be drawn; practices to learn; and policy ideas to adopt or adapt. In this panel we will hear from environmental lawyers practicing around the world, who will briefly describe the particular environmental issues in their jurisdictions. The presentation will then be followed by a panel discussion reflecting on some of the key global environmental issues of the day.
UKELA (United Kingdom Environmental Law Association) is the UK forum which aims to make better law for the environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law.
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