"The Road to Rio + 20: International Goals and Subnational Actions"

May 18, 2012 —


"The Road to Rio + 20: International Goals and Subnational Actions"


Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Georgetown University Law Center
Hotung Building, Room 1000
550 First Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


Edith Brown Weiss, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Keynote Address
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Panel Discussion
Doug Scott, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission
Dan Esty, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Kathy Kinsey, Deputy Secretary, Operations and Regulatory Programs, Maryland Department of the Environment
Alain Olivier, Director, Quebec Government Office in Washington, D.C.
Brian Turner, Deputy Director, Washington D.C. Office of California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Marianne Rude, Washington Representative, Province of Manitoba, Canada
Mark Rupp, Director, Washington, D.C. Office of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire
Vivian Thomson, Associate Professor, University of Virginia and former Vice Chair, Virginia Air Pollution Control Board (discussing work of Brazil and German states)
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center and Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)


In June 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will meet in Rio de Janeiro to take stock of the progress achieved since the 1992 Earth Summit and to chart a new path for the future.

In advance of this historic summit, Sutley will discuss the Obama administration's plans for supporting healthy and sustainable communities and clean energy job growth. The panel will examine the roles of states and provinces in promoting sustainable development and clean energy policy and explore what is happening in states, provinces and regions across the U.S., Canada, Germany and Brazil.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center and the Province of Quebec's Washington Bureau.

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