NEWS & EVENTS
Mr. Chester named panel member to discuss the economic implications of Sea Level Rise on Oct. 16
Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environmental Studies, in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's Subtropical Cities Conference, is presenting its 2d Annual Sea Level Rise Conference on October 16 and 17 in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The venue is The Conference Center, located at 301 East Broward Blvd.
Mr. Chester's comments will be directed to the legal impacts of heightened oceans.
For registration information and a look at the vigorous and important agenda, click the image above.
President Obama's November 1, 2013 Executive Order on Climate Change will ultimately affect local communities and their plans for the future. Lawyers need to be familiar with the efforts of federal agencies to prepare for climate change.
According to thinkprogress.org, "The Order, which is part of the President's climate action plan, will encourage local planners to take the future effects of climate change into account when spending federal money to build infrastructure."
The Order creates the Council On Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Read the full text by clicking the image above.
Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center will present a symposium on Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 entitled "Energy, Climate Disruption and Sea Level Rise...New Directions In Law & Policy." Please direct questions about attending to the Law School.
Mr. Chester is quoted in an 11.9.13 Miami Herald article about the need for real estate disclosures in sea level rise threatened areas. Read the article entitled "Rising sea levels, falling real estate values," here.