DEEP: Conference Announcement: Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut

Conference Announcement:

Legal Solutions to

Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut

Friday February 10, 2012

University of Connecticut School of Law

Hartford, Connecticut


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that evidence indicating a warming climate is "unequivocal" and that Earth's climate is already changing significantly in many regions of the world.  Climate change is projected to result in higher sea levels and different precipitation, temperature and storm regimes, with consequent impacts to human communities as well as ecosystems. State and coastal decision-makers need to understand these impacts and develop strategies to enhance resilience. This conference aims to stimulate thinking on legal and policy approaches for coastal area climate change adaptation, with application to Connecticut.


Keynote Speaker: Richard Blumenthal, United States Senator (Connecticut)


Presentation Topics include:

  • Adaptation case studies from South Boston and Louisiana
  • Coastal management in the face of rising seas
  • Flood mitigation through property acquisition
  • Institutional innovation for local adaptation efforts
  • Municipal efforts to adapt to climate change
  • Takings analysis of coastal adaptation strategies

Registration is free but required.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who register by February 2, 2012 at



Sponsored by:

Connecticut Sea Grant

National Sea Grant Law Center

The Nature Conservancy

University of Connecticut School of Law, Center for Energy and Environmental Law


If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Jane Thierfeld Brown at 860-570-5130 at least two weeks in advance.


For more information, please contact:

Syma A. Ebbin, PhD

Research Coordinator

Connecticut Sea Grant College Program

University of Connecticut

Avery Point Campus

1080 Shennecossett Rd.

Groton, CT 06340

860-405-9278 (office)

860-405-9109 (fax)



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