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Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest: Climate Change and the Second Scramble for Africa

​Dr. Thomas B. Smith discusses UCLA programs working on climate change and development issues in Africa.

Lunch Talk: Climate Change, the Business Community, and California

​Dan Emmett, founder of the Emmett Center, leads a conversation on how to develop healthy relationships between environmental regulators and the business community.

Workshop| REDD+ in California?
Workshop| REDD+ in California?
Friday, April 5, 2013

This all-day symposium will explore the potential benefits and challenges of linking programs in foreign jurisdictions directed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) to California’s cap-and-trade program as sources of offsets.

Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations

The conference brings together a diverse group of leading scholars and experienced practitioners to discuss cutting-edge issues raised by recent decisions and pending court cases.

Symposium | Saving Public Transit
Symposium | Saving Public Transit
Friday, November 2, 2012

Public transit in California and the nation—including the shuttles, buses, and passenger rail that serve our communities—has been b​attered by recession and dwindling public sector budgets. At the same time, ridership in many areas has spiked. This conference will highlight the challenges facing transit and explore solutions to overcome them and develop a world-class transit system.

Local Agencies on the Cutting Edge: Emerging Challenges to Local Land Use Authority
SB 375 Workshop: Implementing California

On January 27, 2009, the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment co-sponsored a discussion of SB 375, which has been called the state’s most important land-use law since the Coastal Act.​