Climate, Carbon & Cars

Event:
Climate, Carbon & Cars
Date:
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Description:

From Mass v. EPA to Our Electric Future – A discussion of the law, policy, and technology that will shape the environmental future of automobiles.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State


• ​Associate Justice James Milkey, Advocate who argued Massachusetts v. EPA to the U.S. Supreme Court, current Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court

Please join the Center for Energy & Environmental Law and the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal for an exciting conference devoted to the present and future of automobiles and their impact on climate change and the environment.

The day begins with a presentation and panel devoted to the landmark case on CO2, Massachusetts v. EPA, featuring Associate Justice James Milkey of the Massachusetts Appellate Court, who argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

We transition to the present day with a panel of international scholars placing the recent Volkswagen “Dieselgate” in a broader context of worldwide automobile emissions for cars and beyond.

Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, delivers the lunchtime keynote address. Dr. Mann is an author and a key climate science contributor to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The final panel looks to the future with representatives from Tesla Motors, technologists, and academics who specialize in the social impact of disruptive technologies, such as self-driving cars.

The day ends with an ice cream reception and an informal “Tesla auto show,” weather permitting.

Eligible for Connecticut CLE credit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While we encourage commuting, public transportation, and bicycling, those seeking to park a vehicle on campus must register here in advance. On-street parking is also available where posted.

Schedule:
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
  • Timothy Fisher, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Joseph Allan MacDougald, Professor in Residence, Strasser Fellow in Environmental Law, Executive Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Associate Justice James R. Milkey of the Massachusetts Appeals Court
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Mass v. EPA the Legacy

Moderator: Sara C. Bronin, Professor of Law, Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property, Faculty Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law

  • Michael Fitzpatrick, Senior Counsel and Head of Regulatory Advocacy, General Electric Corporation; Former Associate Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
  • Matthew Levine, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, Head of the Environment Division
  • Alejandro Camacho, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
  • Shoshana Lew, Former Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary, United States Department of Transportation.
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Automobile Emissions and the World: An International Perspective of VW Dieselgate and the Implications for CO2 monitoring

Moderator: Joseph Allan MacDougald, Professor in Residence, Strasser Fellow in Environmental Law, Executive Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Marco Frigessi di Rattalma,  Professor of European Law, University of Brescia; Vice Chairman Climate Change and Insurance, Working Party, International Insurance Law Association AIDA 
  • Christoph Schmid, Professor of European Law and Politics, University of Bremen.
  • Adolfo Paolini, Senior Lecturer in Banking Law and Company Law,  University of Buckingham
  • Dr. Marta Lazzaroni,  Lecturer of European Union Law, University of Brescia
12:45 pm - 1:25 pm
Lunch Break
1:25 pm - 1:30 pm
Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, Jill C. Anderson, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Meteorology
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
The Shifting Normative Implications of Disruptive Technologies on Law, and Technology

Moderator: Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Connecticut

  • Norman Garrick, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
  • Dr. Gabriella Perotti, Assistant Professor, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Will Nicholas, Government Relations Manager,  Tesla Motors
  • Phil Mott, Senior Technical Fellow, Future Trends and Innovation, Borg Warner
4:00 pm
Ice Cream Reception & Tesla Car Show
Location:

Reading Room

Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
Contact:
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.