2018 Environmental Law Symposium: Humans and their Environment

03.09.18 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Please join the Environmental Law Society and the AOKI Center for Critical Race and Nations Studies, in partnership with the John Muir Institute of the Environment, for the 2018 Environmental Law Symposium: Humans & Their Environment: Protecting Our Planet and Its Inhabitants.

Where: UC Davis School of Law, Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom (Rm. 1001)

When: Friday, March 9, 8:30-5:30pm

Description: The 2018 UC Davis Environmental Law Symposium will explore the growing intersection between humans and the world around them, and how the lines between the anthropocene and natural world become increasingly blurred. This event will examine the inherent challenges in ensuring equitable access to environmental resources and the subsequent disproportionate burdens many communities face. In bringing together legal and policy authorities from the government, nonprofit, academia, community, industry, and private sectors, the event will discuss the evolution and current state of environmental justice law and policy in California, along with solutions for the future. The day-long event will feature panels addressing: the disproportionate public health effects of climate change; the recent wildfires’ tragic impact on Northern California communities; the efforts dedicated to tribal sovereignty and Native American land restoration; and the dichotomy between industry and community interests in the Central Valley. Within this range of topics, panelists will discuss regulatory responses and enforcement actions, private litigation, academic and scientific discourse, and the activist movements that have shaped today’s environmental equality landscape.

More information can be found on the event flyer.