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VT Law Symposium to Explore China’s Environmental Governance

February 25, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT—The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law and the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law will explore climate change, energy needs and other issues on March 2 at VJEL's annual symposium at Vermont Law School. The event, which starts at 9:30 a.m., is free and open to the public.

Titled "China's Environmental Governance: Global Challenges and Comparative Solutions," the symposium will bring together scholars from China, Vermont and elsewhere in the United States. Panelists will discuss solutions to climate change and enforcement and legal remedies to environmental issues. Professor John Nagle of the University of Notre Dame Law School will be the keynote speaker. His talk is titled "How Much Should China Pollute?"

China's rapid industrialization has caused severe environmental degradation, including greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming worldwide. The crisis has prompted China's leaders to seek new ways to allow steady growth, while protecting the air, land, water and public health. VLS's U.S.-China Partnership provides training in environmental governance to lawyers, judges and others to help China enforce environmental laws and regulations that have been widely ignored.

Read more about the symposium.

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Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099, jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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