University of Connecticut

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Climate, Carbon & Cars

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30am – 3:30pm

Law School
Reading Room William F. Starr Hall 45 Elizabeth St. Hartford, CT 06105-2290

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.

Free for UConn Students, Faculty, and Staff; $15 for Non-UConn Colleges/Universities; $40 Standard Registration (CLE Eligible); $100 Registration for Attorneys in Private Practice (CLE Eligible)

RSVP by April 18, 2017 Climate, Carbon, and Cars at


Kristie Beahm,

Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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