Climate Change Risks & Liability - The Future of Insurance & Litigation
- When: October 5, 2012, 8:15 am - 3:15 pm
- Where: William F. Starr Hall - William F. Starr Hall
- Contact: Patricia Carbray
Presented by the University of Connecticut School of Law, Insurance Law Center, and Center for Energy & Environmental Law
October 5, 2012
William F. Starr Hall
William R. Davis Courtroom and Reading Room
From severe weather to sea level rise, agricultural loss to building collapse, climate change is rewriting the rules of risk assessment. Introduced by a keynote from one of the world's foremost climate law experts, the conference's morning panel will focus on two significant climate cases involving insurance: Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxonmobil and AES v. Steadfast. Our luncheon keynote speaker is the Secretary General of The Geneva Association and former CFO of Swiss Re. The afternoon panel will highlight the effect of climate change on industry and policy-making from a domestic and international perspective.
|8:15 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8:40 a.m.||Introduction and Welcome|
|8:50 a.m.||Morning Keynote:|
|Michael Gerrard, Director of the Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professsional Practice, Columbia Law School|
|9:45 a.m.||Panel 1: Climate Change Litigation: The Kivalina & Steadfast Cases|
|11:15 a.m.||Climate Science Foundations & Frontiers|
|Anji Seth, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Department of Geography|
|12:00 p.m.||Luncheon and Keynote Speaker:|
|John H. Fitzpatrick, Secretary General of The Geneva Association|
|1:30 p.m.||Panel 2: Federal and International Responses|
RSVP deadline is October 1, 2012.
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Jane Thierfeld Brown at (860) 570-5132 at least two weeks in advance.