Conference Agenda

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Day 1: Thursday, April 10, 2008

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Christopher Edley Jr., Dean and Professor of Law, Boalt Hall, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Dan Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Law Program, Faculty Director, CCELP, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Richard Frank, Executive Director, CCELP, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

9:20 – 10:00 a.m. Morning Keynote Speaker: Peter Gleick, Executive Director, Pacific Institute, Oakland, CA

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion:
The Potential and Limitations of Litigation in Furthering Climate Change Policy
Ted Boutrous, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, CA; Kirsten Engel, Professor of Law, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tuscon, AZ; Tom Merrill, Professor of Law, Columbia University, School of Law, New York, NY; Ken Alex moderating, Supervising Deputy General Attorney, California Department of Justice, Oakland, CA

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch at the Courtyard, 1st Floor
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Keynote Speaker: Jared Huffman, California State Assemblyman, 6th Assembly District; Chair, Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, San Rafael, CA

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

Panel Discussion: Ocean Resources: New Opportunities, New Threats
(co-sponsored by U.C. Berkeley’s Law of the Sea Institute)
Drew Bohan, Executive Officer, Ocean Protection Council, Sacramento, CA; Kathryn Mengerink, Director, Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute, La Jolla, CA; Joel Reynolds, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, Los Angeles, CA; Harry Scheiber moderating, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History; Director, Institute for Legal Research; Director, Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law; Co-Director, Law of the Sea Institute, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Panel Discussion: The Green Chemistry Revolution: A New Paradigm for Reducing and Managing Hazardous Wastes
Maureen Gorsen, Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Sacramento, CA; Peter Hsiao, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles, CA; Robert Spear, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Robert Infelise moderating, Partner, Cox Castle Nicholson, San Francisco, CA

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion:

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency – From California to the World
Karen Douglas, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA; Dian Grueneich, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA; Alex Farrell, Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center; Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Steve Weissman moderating, Associate Director for Energy Law and Policy, CCELP, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Donor Lobby, 2nd Floor, Boalt Hall

Day 2: Friday, April 11, 2008

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Speaker: Dr. Steven Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
9:15 – 10:45 p.m. Panel Discussion:

California’s Regulatory Response to Climate Change—Implementing AB 32
Tony Brunello, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy, California Resources Agency, Sacramento, CA; Ann Carlson, Professor of Law, University of California-Los Angeles, School of Law, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Hanemann, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Nicholas van Aelstyn, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, San Francisco, CA

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

Panel Discussion: Integrating Land Use and Transportation Policy in California
Bill Fulton, Solimar Group, Ventura, CA; Dave Jones, California State Assemblyman/Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee, Sacramento, CA; Kassie Siegel, Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity, Joshua Tree, CA; Rick Frank moderating, Executive Director, CCELP, University of California-Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA

Panel Discussion: Water Supply, Biodiversity and the Uncertain Future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Ryan Broddrick, Executive Director, Northern California Water Agency, Sacramento, CA; Phil Isenberg, Chair, Delta Vision task Force, Sacramento, CA; Jeff Mount, Professor of Geology, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA; Holly Doremus moderating, Professor of Law, University of California-Davis, School of Law, Davis, CA

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks:

Cymie Payne, Associate Director, CCELP, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Steve Weissman, Associate Director for Energy Law and Policy, CCELP, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Richard Frank, Executive Director, CCELP, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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