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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.

US-Australian Dialogue on Water
US-Australian Dialogue on Water
Monday, January 13, 2014

​Australian and US Experts come together to challenge existing thinking on water issues and to explore twenty-first century solutions.

Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.  Professor Sachs is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on economic development and the fight against poverty.  The Emmett Center is co-sponsoring this event with the UCLA Anderson School's Center for Global Management.  EVENT REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 14, 2013.

Lunch Talk | Small Islands, Climate Change, and the United Nations

Mark Jariabka, Executive Director of Islands First, will speak on how his environmental nonprofit works to build the capacity of small island developing states to advance their environmental agendas on the international stage.​ Please RSVP.

India and Climate Change
India and Climate Change
Friday, April 9, 2010

We brought together NGOs, policy analysts, and legal and political science scholars working both in the U.S. and in India on climate change issues. Panels will focus on promising routes for engaging with India post-Copenhagen; challenges for domestic progress in India on climate and energy; and the intersection of international trade law and climate questions in India-US relations. ​

Leading Developments in Chinese Law, including Environmental Law Plenary

Conference on leading developments in Chinese law and their implications for U.S.-China relations, including speakers on civil society, environmental law, commercial arbitration, and legal reform generally in China. ​

Post-Copenhagen Discussion with UCLA Law School Delegation

The Environmental Law Society presents an informal brownbag discussion with the UCLA School of Law delegation to Copenhagen's Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, led by Prof. Cara Horowitz of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment.  Professor Horowitz and the student delegates will talk about their experiences and impressions of the ongoing international climate negotiation process.​