Experts Assess the Impacts of Climate Change on California Land Use Law at BPC’s CEQA Update

Lawyers, planners, and land use policy experts alike gathered on Tuesday, October 17th for Bay Planning Coalition’s CEQA Update: Climate Change & Hot Topics Review. One of BPC’s signature annual events, the CEQA Update provides a forum for experts to engage with stakeholders on compelling updates to the California Environmental Quality Act and California land use law in general.

This year’s program featured a panel of CEQA experts from Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP, Downey Brand LLP, Ramboll Environ, and Miller Starr Regalia. It began with a presentation on the most pertinent CEQA developments of the past year, and led into a subsequent in-depth discussion as to how climate change is impacting CEQA – especially as the California Air Resources Board acts to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by AB 32 and SB 32.

View the event program (including the agenda and related case summaries) here.

Year in Review – Significant CEQA Developments in 2016/2017
Kathryn L. Oehlschlager, Partner, Downey Brand LLP – View her slides here.

Climate Change – CEQA, Guidelines, and Regulatory Responses to Climate Change
Todd A. Williams, Partner, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP – View his slides here.

Climate Change – Approaches to Climate Analysis
Shari Libicki, Principal, Ramboll Environ – View her slides here.

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, including the panelists, attendees, sponsors, and Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP. We look forward to seeing many of you again soon at our Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Workshop at the Port of Oakland on Monday, November 13th, and our Annual Members Meeting & Luncheon at the City Club of San Francisco on Friday, December 8th.

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