A key CLEE climate change initiative involves research to assess and identify measures California government officials can adopt to enforce greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments outside California, and to study legal concerns associated with linking a California emissions market to international emissions markets.
At the regional level, CLEE is providing legal expertise and policy advice concerning how public lands, and the myriad ecological resources associated with them, might best be managed in an era of climate change. While this project’s principal focus is on conservation lands in California, this policy initiative also has direct relevance to such lands throughout the American West. CLEE hosted a symposium on this important subject, in co-sponsorship with California state government and the non-profit community.
The center also held a major two-day conference, “Cap and Trade as a Tool of Climate Change Policy: An International Conference for Law, Business and Policy Practitioners.” This was an important forum on these issues, with internationally recognized scholars and policymakers in attendance.