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Beyond Social Licence: Climate Change Litigation and the Pursuit of Accountability

Live Webcast Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)
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Add Reminder to My Calendar 03/29/2019 2:00 pm 03/29/2019 4:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Beyond Social Licence: Climate Change Litigation and the Pursuit of Accountability The event starts in an hour. If you have not registered, please go to the link below to sign up today.https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=112346\r\n In recent years, there has been a marked increase in climate change litigation as citizens and organizations seek not only accountability for climate change impacts, but also to spur action by industry and governments. From growing public awareness and a greater sense of urgency around climate change, to global commitments and national obligations, there is a broad range of factors driving climate change litigation. Many jurisdictions have adopted the ‘polluter pays principle’. Within the context of climate change, this has been a much harder concept to apply given the potentially significant number of emitters and complexity of causal chains. \n \nAs governments become saddled with the increasing costs of drought, flooding and other climate change events, a global debate is underway as to who should be held responsible for these costs. The costs of climate change litigation go beyond financial impacts and can result in reputational damage. Both private and public sector entities should understand, evaluate and mitigate exposure to the risks related to climate change litigation. \n \nThis session will provide an overview of the legal basis for climate change-related claims, barriers to such claims, and the potential liability of companies and governments. In addition, the session will consider recent climate change cases in North America and internationally, and provide the audience with practical strategies for mitigating potential climate litigation risk in a rapidly evolving legal environment. \n \n \nKey topics include: \n \n \n Understanding the Legal Basis for Climate Change-related Claims \n Considering the Potential Impacts of Climate Change Litigation \n Climate Change Litigation: Recent Case Law Developments \n Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies and Best Practices \n What to Expect in 2019 \n \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/beyond-social-licence/
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Online CLE Climate Change

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Climate Change Webinar. In recent years, there has been a marked increase in climate change litigation as citizens and organizations seek not only accountability for climate change impacts, but also to spur action by industry and governments. From growing public awareness and a greater sense of urgency around climate change, to global commitments and national obligations, there is a broad range of factors driving climate change litigation. Many jurisdictions have adopted the ‘polluter pays principle’. Within the context of climate change, this has been a much harder concept to apply given the potentially significant number of emitters and complexity of causal chains.

As governments become saddled with the increasing costs of drought, flooding and other climate change events, a global debate is underway as to who should be held responsible for these costs. The costs of climate change litigation go beyond financial impacts and can result in reputational damage. Both private and public sector entities should understand, evaluate and mitigate exposure to the risks related to climate change litigation.

This session will provide an overview of the legal basis for climate change-related claims, barriers to such claims, and the potential liability of companies and governments. In addition, the session will consider recent climate change cases in North America and internationally, and provide the audience with practical strategies for mitigating potential climate litigation risk in a rapidly evolving legal environment.

Key topics include:

  • Understanding the Legal Basis for Climate Change-related Claims
  • Considering the Potential Impacts of Climate Change Litigation
  • Climate Change Litigation: Recent Case Law Developments
  • Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies and Best Practices
  • What to Expect in 2019

Who Should Attend

  • Environmental Attorneys
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Compliance Officers
  • State Regulatory Officials
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Top Level Management
  • Environmental Non-profit Organizations
  • Public and Private Companies
  • Other Interested Organizations/Individuals

Faculty

Online CLE Climate Change
Selina Lee-Andersen
Partner
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Online CLE Climate Change

Selina Lee-Andersen, Partner
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Understanding the Legal Basis for Climate Change-related Claims
  • Considering the Potential Impacts of Climate Change Litigation
  • Climate Change Litigation: Recent Case Law Developments
  • Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies and Best Practices
  • What to Expect in 2019

Online CLE Climate Change

Online CLE Climate Change

Selina Lee-AndersenPartnerMcCarthy Tétrault LLP

Selina Lee-Andersen practices environmental and Aboriginal law at McCarthy Tétrault.  Based in Vancouver, BC, Selina’s practice spans a range of industries from energy and oil and gas, to mining and infrastructure. Having worked in an advisory capacity in both the public and private sectors, and having served as in-house counsel at SNC-Lavalin, Selina values being able to deliver practical legal and business advice to organizations.  Selina’s practice also specializes in climate change law, where she provides strategic advice to clients on matters relating to offset systems, emissions trading, compliance and clean technologies. She is widely published in the areas of carbon transactions and emissions trading, and has been endorsed as a leading Canadian environmental lawyer in PLC Which Lawyer? Environment Handbook.

Online CLE Climate Change

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of laws related to climate change

Course Code:
   148052

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
    1.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

McCarthy Tétrault (MT) is a Canadian law firm that offers a full suite of legal and business solutions to clients in Canada and around the world. We deliver integrated business, litigation, tax, real property, and labour and employment solutions through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, New York and London, UK. MT’s industry knowledge and integrated national platform ensure that the firm helps build its clients’ competitive advantage. MT is Canada’s first national law firm, and it is also Canada’s most innovative. MT offers sophisticated legal and business advice that incents efficiency, leverages our deep industry knowledge and our national resources for an exceptional service experience that solves its clients’ most complex problems.

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