Save the Date: New Directions in Environmental Law Conference in 2017

Save the Date: New Directions in Environmental Law Conference in 2017

Yale’s New Directions in Environmental Law Conference will be held on Feb. 24-25, 2017 at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). The conference, now in its seventh year, produces stimulating and innovative solutions to key environmental challenges and draws large student participation.

The New Directions in Environmental Law Conference is an annual conference jointly hosted by F&ES, the Yale Environmental Law Association (YELA), and Yale Law School (YLS). One of the largest student-run conferences at Yale, NDEL brings together over 350 students, academics, policymakers, and practitioners from across the country for a dialogue each year centered around a specific theme. The conference theme for 2017 is “Environment, National Security, and Human Rights.” Through this theme, we aim to advance a discussion of how environmental change can be a “threat multiplier” because human lives, national security, and international peace and stability are all at risk from a changing climate. From access to our most basic resources to refugee crises to disaster risk and resilience, climate change challenges conventional notions of human rights and geopolitical security. This conference will bring together academics, students and professionals to discuss practical policy recommendations to address the impacts of a changing environment.

The last conference, held in February, featured Mark Tercek, President of The Nature Conservancy, and Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, as keynote speakers under the theme of “Cascading Change.”

More information on speakers, agenda, and registration will soon follow. Please check back in fall 2016 for more details.