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2011Environmental Law and Justice Symposium

  

“Green Justice for All:
International and Comparative Dimensions of Environmental Justice"
November 3-4, 2011
 

2011 (FAMU) Environmental Law and Justice Symposium 

 

What: “Green Justice for All: International and Comparative Dimensions of Environmental Justice” -the second annual Florida A&M University (FAMU) Environmental Law and Justice Symposium, hosted by the Florida A&M University’s Environment, Development & Justice Program and Center for International Law and Justice at the College of Law, and School of the Environment.

When:  Thursday, November 3, 2011; Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2011; Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where:  FAMU College of Law (201 Beggs Avenue).

Who: The symposium will feature the following speakers and events: 

  • Dr. Albert Mumma, Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi Faculty of Law, Kenya – Distinguished Lecturer for Thursday;
  • Carlton Waterhouse, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law – Opening Keynote for Friday;
  • Climbing Poetree (www.climbingpoetree.com), Environmental and Social Justice-Based Performers – Friday Luncheon Keynote Presentation;
  • Esperanza Garcia, Climate Change Negotiation Delegate, Youth Climate Movement Organizer, Philippines – Friday Closing Keynote

 

Symposium Presentations

 

title
   presenter
format

Environmental Justice Summit

George Carvos

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Youth Mobilization & Global Climate Politics

Esperanza Garcia

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Green Justice for All: International and Comparative Dimensions of Environmental Justice

 

Richard Gragg

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Displaced People by Hydroelectric Projects in Brazil: vulnerable groups and the "Belo Monte" case

 

Bibiana Graeff

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Voices Shouting In the Dark: Strengthening Decision-Making In Environmental Justice

 

Leon Jacobs

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Too Great a Cost: Human Rights Implications
for Mining in the Ojibwe Ceded Territories

 

Philomena Kebec

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Fairwell to Paradise

 

Itzchak Kornfeld

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Environmental Rights in International Law, Human Rights Courts, & Aarhus Compliance Committee

 

Svitlana Kravchenko

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Recent Developments In Promoting Access to Environmental Justice in China

 

Jungjing Liu

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Applying the Principle to Common but Differntiated Responsibility in Context of the Climate Change Convention

 

Albert Mumma

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Application of Biotechnology and its Effect on Brazilian’s Agro-Biodiversity

 

Maria Cristina d'Ornellas

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An overview of dirty energy in the S.E.-  Connection to climate change & the impacts on vulnerable communities

 

Seandra Rawls

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Race, Poverty and Pollution in Georgia

Justine Thompson

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Why: The Environmental Law and Justice Symposium will feature an overview of the latest international, national, regional, state and local developments in environmental justice.  The panelists and moderators for the symposium are also leaders in the environmental law and justice field from government, academia, private practice and nonprofit organizations.  Attendees can anticipate the symposium to address domestic and international dimensions of environmental justice.  The event is $50 for general attendees seeking CLE credit; $35 for FAMU alumni and members of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS) of the Florida Bar; $25 for the general public not seeking CLE credit; and $10 for general students.  The Symposium is Florida Bar approved for 7.0 General CLE Credits, 3.5 State/Federal Government Administrative Practice Certification and 5.0 International Law Certification.

  

  

If you require additional information, please contact FAMU College of Law Associate Professor Randall Abate, event coordinator, at randall.abate@famu.edu.