Online Program

Climate Change Law and Policy – Mitigation and Adaptation

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Sara Hoverter, JD, LLM, Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC
Climate change poses major threats to human health. Governments at the federal, state, and local levels are engaged in legal and policy change to address the need both to reduce carbon pollution and to prepare for the anticipated impacts of climate change. This session will discuss efforts at all three levels of government to mitigate and adapt to climate change, including 1) federal: Clean Power Plan regulations and litigation as well as adaptation planning and programs; 2) state: collaborations, planning, and implementation in public health, energy, transportation, and other areas; 3) local innovations in public health, land use, and other areas.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the state of current climate change law and policy, including both mitigation and adaptation, at national, state, and local levels.

Keyword(s): Climate and Health, Law

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked with numerous state and local governments around the country on climate change law and policy over the past six years, focusing primarily on climate adaptation as it intersects with public health. Among the work that I’ve participated in are reports on federal policy, state law, and decision-making tools for local governments.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.