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Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut Conference - Panel 1

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Published on Mar 28, 2012

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.

Introduction by David Blatt of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Presentations:

Legal Options for Municipal Climate Adaptation in South Boston--An Example for Connecticut Coastal Jurisdictions Wendy B. Jacobs, Leah R. Cohen, and Jennifer McGrory, Harvard Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (presented by Sarah Fort, Wendy Jacobs, Nicole Rinke)

Adapting to Climate Change: Mapping Connecticut's Coastal Responses to a Global Problem
Mark Boyer, University of Connecticut

Local Solution for Climate Change: The Climate Adaptation Board
Carl Zimmerman, University of Connecticut, and Katherine Owens, University of Hartford

Coastal Management in the Face of Rising Seas: Legal Strategies for Connecticut Localities, Jessica Grannis, Georgetown Law, and Julia Wyman, Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Program(presented by Jena Shoaf, Meagan Singer, and Colin Lynch)

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