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Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest: Climate Change and the Second Scramble for Africa

​Dr. Thomas B. Smith discusses UCLA programs working on climate change and development issues in Africa.

The California-Quebec Adventure: Linking Cap and Trade as a Path to Global Climate Action?

A symposium on the recent linkage of the California and Quebec cap-and-trade programs and its implication for broader international climate cooperation.

 Navigating Climate Regulation on Dual Tracks

​Regulation of greenhouse gases is moving forward in the United States, with the most prominent efforts underway on at least two separate tracks. California is implementing A.B. 32 and related legislation while the federal government is moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act.  This practitioners’ workshop highlights recent legal developments in both areas and investigates how this system of dual regulation will unfold. What are the pitfalls, synergies, and uncertainties of climate regulation developing in these two different ways?

Former EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Lecture

​Lisa P. Jackson was Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama, and is now Vice President of Environmental Initiatives for Apple.  Ms. Jackson will be speaking about ways that government and business can address environmental and energy challenges, as part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's Oppenheim Lecture Series.

Senate Select Committee Hearing on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation: California Climate Progress Update

​The next hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation will be held at UCLA Law School.

Renewable Energy Beyond 2020
Renewable Energy Beyond 2020
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

​A lunchtime discussion on California policy makers' options to continue growing renewable energy into the future.

Lunch Talk: Climate Change, the Business Community, and California

​Dan Emmett, founder of the Emmett Center, leads a conversation on how to develop healthy relationships between environmental regulators and the business community.

Lecture & Panel | What Climate Change Means for LA

Join us for a half-day seminar featuring groundbreaking climate prediction research by Alex Hall, UCLA climate scientist and professor, followed by a panel discussion with climate policy experts.

Workshop| REDD+ in California?
Workshop| REDD+ in California?
Friday, April 5, 2013

This all-day symposium will explore the potential benefits and challenges of linking programs in foreign jurisdictions directed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) to California’s cap-and-trade program as sources of offsets.

Conference | Climate Solutions for Los Angeles: Hot City, Cool Roofs

The City of Los Angeles, Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative, and the Emmett Center invite you to an exclusive conference that brings together experts, innovators, and policymakers to inform LA area leaders on cool roof technologies and how cool roofs can help LA survive and thrive in a changing climate.  Speakers include LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Emmett Center Executive Director Cara Horowitz, and Haley Gilbert of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Lunch Talk | David Miller - Can A Lawyer/Mayor Succeed Against Climate Change Where Nations Have Failed?

Come hear how the world’s largest cities are combating and responding to climate change from David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto and Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and current Counsel of International Business and Sustainability at Aird & Berlis LLP.  Lunch provided!  Please RSVP here.

Global Warming: The Alberta Oil Sands and Canadian Climate Policy

Professor Andrew Weaver, from the University of Victoria, will discuss the Alberta oil sands and Canadian climate policy​.

Symposium | California

California’s landmark cap-and-trade program for controlling greenhouse gases gets underway this year, with the state’s first public auction slated for November 2012. The state still faces crucial questions, however, about how to spend revenues derived from its cap-and-trade auctions. Our symposium will look at a set of key questions surrounding revenue allocation decisions.

Lunch Talk | Small Islands, Climate Change, and the United Nations

Mark Jariabka, Executive Director of Islands First, will speak on how his environmental nonprofit works to build the capacity of small island developing states to advance their environmental agendas on the international stage.​ Please RSVP.

Lunch Talk | The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality

Chris Mooney, the bestselling author of The Republican War on Science, will discuss his new book at a lunch talk.  Please RSVP.​

Lunch Talk and Book Signing | Dr. Michael Mann

At UCLA Law on Monday, February 13, Dr. Michael Mann will discuss his new book, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines."

Lunch Talk: Peter Frumhoff
Lunch Talk: Peter Frumhoff
Monday, November 21, 2011

Peter Frumhoff is the Director of Science and Policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Chief Scientist for its climate campaign. He is one of the country's leading voices on climate science and policy. Free to the public.​

Oppenheimer Lecture | Dr. Albert Carnesale

​Dr. Albert Carnesale will present the key recommendations of the recent report on global climate change responses, published by the National Academy of Sciences.

Lunch Talk: Joel Reynolds
Lunch Talk: Joel Reynolds
Monday, October 3, 2011

NRDC Southern California Program Director Joel Reynolds will discuss environmental advocacy in the 21st Century.​

Perspectives on Climate Change, Pollution, and the Clean Air Act

This symposium examines the relationship between Clean Air Act regulation and climate change from legal, principle and practical perspectives. Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, will be the lunch keynote speaker.

The symposium will be held at UCLA School of Law on Friday, April 15, 2011. Register now!