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Legal Strategies for Climate Adaptation in Coastal New England

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RWU School of Law
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM (ET) to Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM (ET)

This symposium will focus on how state and local governments in coastal New England can overcome legal barriers to climate adaptation.Speakers will discuss the opportunities for state and municipal governments to proactively include adaptation into their planning, such as by incorporating climate risks into local laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies.

Speakers will also address some of the potential legal conflicts related to climate adaptation, including constitutional conflicts, state and federal law conflicts, and potential liability for acting or failing to act on climate risks.

A portion of the day will include small workshops where attendees can share their concerns and questions related to barriers to climate change adaptation.The day will conclude with a discussion of adaptation planning opportunities for state and local governments.

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and the Georgetown Climate Center.

The Rhode Island M.C.L.E. Commission has granted this program 6.5 Rhode Island C.L.E. credits including zero legal ethics credit.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has pre-approved this program for 5.5 CECs for CFMs.


There is no fee for students to attend. If you are a Roger Williams University student, please register as a RWU Student. If you are a student at another institution, please register under General Public and use “StudentMLS” as the coupon code.

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Marine Law Symposium

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RWU Students

Event Location
10 Metacom Ave. Bristol 02809 RI

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