Held at the University of Connecticut School of Law on February 10, 2012 the Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut Conference aimed to enhance understanding and promote discussion of cutting-edge policy and legal approaches to climate change adaptation in coastal areas, with potential application to Connecticut. The presentations and discussions by experts were capped off with a keynote presentation by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.
Climate Adaptation and the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution: A Regulatory Takings Analysis of Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Development with Application to Connecticut's Coastal Management Regime, Chad McGuire and Jason Hill, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
When Retreat Represents the Better Part of Valor: A Legal Analysis of Strategies that Incentivize Retreat from the Shore, Hyo (Charlene) Kim and Caroline Karp, Brown University
Flood Mitigation through Property Acquisition: Lessons Learned from Louisiana and Recommendations for Connecticut, David Lewis, Georgetown Law (presented by Jessica Grannis)