Climate Change Law in the Asia-Pacific

 

 
September 13, 2019
The Ida and Sproul Rooms, International House, University of California at Berkeley

Co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Energy & Environment, the Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law, and the Korea Law Center

 

The Conference seeks to explore the hard questions of climate change law in the Asia-Pacific region through discussing the problems of the state of the art in each jurisdiction to find steps that we can take to advance the efficacy of climate change law.

Topics to be discussed include a wide range of climate change law and policy issues: the achievements and the problems of energy transition law and policy; constitutional and legal resources to enhance climate change response scheme based on human rights theories; and the climate change adaptation scheme in the Asia-Pacific countries.

8:45 – 9:00

 Conference Registration

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome & Keynote:

  • Daniel A. Farber – Sho Sato Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, University of California at Berkeley

9:30 – 10:00

Keynote & Introduction:

  • Yuichiro Tsuji – Professor of Law, Meiji University
  • Ren-Chuan Kevin Kao(高仁川)– Professor of Law, National Taipei University
  • Gina J. Choi – Postdoctoral Scholar, JSD, University of California at Berkeley

10:00 – 11:15

Panel 1: Energy Transition Law and Policy in Asia-Pacific

  • Hitoshi Ushijima – Professor of Law at Chuo University

“Boosting Offshore Wind Power Generation in Japan”

  • Wen-Hsiang Kung(宮文祥)– Professor of Law, Soochow University

“Taking the Demonstration of Small-Scale Community Power Installation: As an Approach of Facilitating the Development of the Renewable Energy in Taiwan”

  • Satoshi Kurokawa – Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Waseda University

“Renewable Energy Penetration in Japan”

Moderator: Hisayo Maitani – Professor of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shizuoka University

Discussant: David Litt – Professor of Law, Keio University

11: 30 – 12:45

Panel 2: Energy Transition Law and Policy in Asia-Pacific

  • Yuichiro Tsuji – Professor of Law, Meiji University

“Nuclear Power Plants and Terror Attacks in Japan”

  • Yukari Takamura – Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo

“[TBD]”

  • Siwon Park – Professor of Law, Kangwon National University

“The Local Government’s Effort to Phase Out Coal in Korea”

Moderator: Ethan Elkind – Director of Climate Program at Center for Law, Environment, and Energy, University of California at Berkeley

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch (provided)

13:30 – 14:30

Panel 3: Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue: Constitutional and Legal Resources

  • Tsung-Sheng Liao(廖宗聖)– Professor of Law, National Chung Cheng University

“Linking Climate Change and Human Rights: What Actions Can Taiwanese People Take?”

  • Hae Kyung (Helen) Lee – Legislative Researcher, PhD, National Assembly Research Service, Korea

“The Implication of Lawsuits Seeking Compensation for Climate Loss and Damages against Corporations”

Moderator: Siwon Park – Professor of Law, Kangwon National University

14:45 – 16:00

Panel 4: Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Relief Scheme

  • Ren-Chuan Kevin Kao(高仁川)– Professor of Law, National Taipei University

“Integrate Coastal Management Plan into a Climate Change Adaption Scheme—How Procedure and Substantive Reforms Designed by Taiwanese Agency”

  • Chun-Yuan Lin(林春元)– Professor of Law, Chung Yuan University

“Disaster relief mechanism for climate change disasters in Taiwan”

  • Gina J. Choi – Postdoctoral Scholar, JSD, University of California at Berkeley

“Adapting Liability Rules to Cope with Climate Change Induced Disasters: The Case of the Wildfires and the Liability of Public Utility in California”

Moderator: Fan Dai – Director of California-China Climate Institute, University of California at Berkeley, PhD

16:15 – 16:30

Closing Remarks

  • Ethan Elkind – Director of Climate Program at Center for Law, Environment, and Energy, University of California at Berkeley