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The 2011 VJEL Symposium

Multiple images from the symposium poster.

The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law presents

China’s Environmental Governance: Global Challenges
and Comparative Solutions

Join the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law and the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law as they host scholars from the United States and China for a day of discussion concerning current and prospective mechanisms for addressing pressing local, national, and global environmental issues including climate change and energy needs in the 21st century.

Keynote Address: “How Much Should China Pollute?”

Photo of Chinese city.Professor John Copeland Nagle

John N. Matthews Professor of Law
University of Notre Dame Law School

John Copeland Nagle was named the John N. Matthews Professor in 2005. He joined the law faculty as an associate professor of law in 1998 and became a full professor in 2001. He was the law school's inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Research from 2004 to 2007. Professor Nagle is the co-author of casebooks on "The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law, "Property Law," and "The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management. Read more...



9 a.m. – Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks – Siu Tip Lam

9:45 a.m. – Enforcement Remedies to Environmental Issues

Panel one will examine the responses administrative agencies in the United States and China have developed in the face of environmental disasters and climate change.

11:10 a.m. – Coffee Break

11:20 a.m. – Comparative Solutions to Climate Change

Panel two includes scholars specializing in policy issues from both countries. These scholars will present varied solutions to both energy and environmental issues.

12:45 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. – Distinguished Lecturer in Environmental Law Honorary Title presented to Zhiping Li by Vice Dean Gil Kujovich

2:10 p.m. – Adjudicative Remedies to Environmental Issues

With scholars that specialize in local adjudication of environmental issues here in Vermont, to international litigators addressing environmental crisis, the third panel will look at the avenues available to redress these crisis in the court system.

4:00 p.m. – Keynote Address by Professor John Copeland Nagle
“How Much Should China Pollute?”

5:00 p.m. – Reception

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