Climate Change and the Arctic: Massive Change, Uncertain Impacts

Friday, April 17th, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2020-04-17 08:00:00 2020-04-17 17:00:00 Climate Change and the Arctic: Massive Change, Uncertain Impacts Event Description Climate Change has continued to exact a toll on worldwide systems, and the effects of human energy consumption continue to grow. This change is currently manifest most acutely in the Arctic, with changes in the Arctic environment far outpacing the rest of the globe. The impact of this change is already significant, with immediate effects for the northernmost reaches of North America, Europe, and Asia, but also knock-on effects across the globe. Regardless of humanities' ability to mitigate the emissions that drive Climate Change, much of the ongoing change in the Arctic is already established and will continue to accelerate. This year's annual conference will delve into the emerging issues in the North American Arctic from the perspective of trans-border impact, initiatives, and need for cooperation. Our expert panelists and distinguished lecturers will cover issues ranging from the concrete change taking place, to emerging national security issues, to economic growth and regulation, to the impact on and role of Indigenous Peoples. Our guests and presenters from government, academia, and industry will review these topics from their national and sector viewpoints and engage the audience in much-needed dialogue on the issues.   Thursday, April 16th, 2020 – Opening & Awards Banquet Case Western Reserve University School of Law - 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106  5:00 PM   Opening Reception and Dinner for all Conference Attendees – Law School Rotunda 6:00 PM Welcome and Introduction – Law School Rotunda 6:15 PM Presentation of the Henry T. King Award and Sidney J. Picker Award 6:30 PM  Opening Address & Distinguished Lecture 8:00 PM Adjourn Friday, April 17th, 2020 Cleveland Botanical Garden (across East Blvd. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law) 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106 8:30 AM    Registration and Breakfast – Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Woodland Hall 8:45 AM Welcome and Introduction 9:00 AM  Panel – Climate Change and the Arctic: Profound Disruption with Worldwide ImpactModerator: The Honourable Jim Peterson, Partner, Fasken LLP, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister of International Trade, Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) 10:30 AM Break 10:45 AM Panel – National Security and the Arctic: Emerging Geopolitical FlashpointModerator: Peter MacKay PC QC, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, former Canadian Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Parliament 12:15 PM Break and Lunch 12:45 PM  Friday Midday KeynoteIntroduction: The Honorable James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, former Governor of Michigan, United States Ambassador to Canada 1:15 PM Break 1:30 PM Panel – The Arctic as New Frontier: Tensions in Opportunity and StewardshipModerator: Prof. Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, and Director, Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law at CWRU School of Law 3:00 PM  Break 3:15 PM Panel – The Future Arctic and Indigenous Peoples: Challenges and OpportunitiesModerator: Wayne D. Garnons-Williams, Chair, International Intertribal Trade and Investment Organization, and Director, Council of the Great Lakes Region 4:45 PM Closing Remarks     Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

Canada-United States Law Institute 44th Annual Conference

  • $100 for alumni (CLE)
  • $200 for non alumni (CLE)
  • $50 general admission (Dinner Thursday, no CLE)
  • $0 general registration (students and faculty)
6 hours hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval

Event Description

Climate Change has continued to exact a toll on worldwide systems, and the effects of human energy consumption continue to grow. This change is currently manifest most acutely in the Arctic, with changes in the Arctic environment far outpacing the rest of the globe. The impact of this change is already significant, with immediate effects for the northernmost reaches of North America, Europe, and Asia, but also knock-on effects across the globe. Regardless of humanities' ability to mitigate the emissions that drive Climate Change, much of the ongoing change in the Arctic is already established and will continue to accelerate. This year's annual conference will delve into the emerging issues in the North American Arctic from the perspective of trans-border impact, initiatives, and need for cooperation. Our expert panelists and distinguished lecturers will cover issues ranging from the concrete change taking place, to emerging national security issues, to economic growth and regulation, to the impact on and role of Indigenous Peoples. Our guests and presenters from government, academia, and industry will review these topics from their national and sector viewpoints and engage the audience in much-needed dialogue on the issues.

 

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 – Opening & Awards Banquet

Case Western Reserve University School of Law - 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106 

5:00 PM   Opening Reception and Dinner for all Conference Attendees – Law School Rotunda
6:00 PM Welcome and Introduction – Law School Rotunda
6:15 PM Presentation of the Henry T. King Award and Sidney J. Picker Award
6:30 PM  Opening Address & Distinguished Lecture
8:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Cleveland Botanical Garden (across East Blvd. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law) 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

8:30 AM    Registration and Breakfast – Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Woodland Hall
8:45 AM Welcome and Introduction
9:00 AM  Panel – Climate Change and the Arctic: Profound Disruption with Worldwide Impact

Moderator: The Honourable Jim Peterson, Partner, Fasken LLP, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister of International Trade, Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Panel – National Security and the Arctic: Emerging Geopolitical Flashpoint

Moderator: Peter MacKay PC QC, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, former Canadian Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Parliament
12:15 PM Break and Lunch
12:45 PM  Friday Midday Keynote
Introduction: The Honorable James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, former Governor of Michigan, United States Ambassador to Canada
1:15 PM Break
1:30 PM Panel – The Arctic as New Frontier: Tensions in Opportunity and Stewardship

Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, and Director, Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law at CWRU School of Law
3:00 PM  Break
3:15 PM Panel – The Future Arctic and Indigenous Peoples: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Wayne D. Garnons-Williams, Chair, International Intertribal Trade and Investment Organization, and Director, Council of the Great Lakes Region
4:45 PM Closing Remarks

 

 

Event Location

Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

photo of melting arctic ice

Sponsored by the Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law