Environmental Law Clinic

Mark Templeton Moderates Panel on the Clean Power Plan: Its Chances for Survival and Potential Impacts

The Clean Power Plan: Its Chances for Survival and Potential Impacts on U.S. Energy Policy
Vicki Ekstrom High
EPIC News
March 29, 2016

The panel event was moderated by the University of Chicago Law School’s Mark Templeton, an EPIC expert and director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. It was sponsored by EPIC, along with the University of Chicago Alumni Law Society, and the Chicago Booth School of Business Energy Network.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued a stay order on the Obama Administration’s flagship plan to confront climate change: The Clean Power Plan. Just days later, a tidal wave of speculation over the future of the plan intensified with the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—one of the key justices who issued the stay.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Convening of UN Habitat III (Prof. Mark Templeton speaking on 1:45PM panel)

Date: 
03.31.2016
Location: 
University of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St)
Contact info (email or phone): 

Uchicago Urban

Learning From the City:  The Midwest Regional Convening of U.N. Habitat III

Learning From the City is one of five regional convenings co-hosted by the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with civic,
governmental, educational, and philanthropic partners in advance of the U.N.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Mark Templeton on China's Environmental Future

Professor Mark Templeton moderated a panel of experts at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on "China's Environmental Future."

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Mark Templeton on the Illinois EPA Suspending Vehicle Emissions Tests

Illinois Renewing License Plate Stickers Without Requiring Vehicle Emissions Test
Suzanne Le Mignot
CBS Chicago
March 2, 2016

“If these tests are not done we are not going to know which vehicles are emitting an excessive amount of pollution."

You may not have to take your car in for an emissions test in order to get your license plate sticker renewed this year. The reason: the state budget.

[...]

Jun still went and got the test done anyway. 

“I like to follow the rules,” he said. 

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

China's Environmental Future - Templeton at Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Date: 
03.03.2016
Location: 
Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Contact info (email or phone): 

312-726-3860

Pictures of Beijing’s skyline under “Red Alert” levels of pollution flooded the internet in late 2015. The government, in response, shut down hundreds of factories and canceled hundreds of flights – an action not at all surprising to western business leaders who regularly deal with environment-related disruptions.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Forbes on the "Inside The Paris Agreement" Event with Sue Biniaz

Inside The Paris Agreement: How The World Agreed To 'Balance' Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Jeff McMahon
Forbes
February 3, 2016

“One of the lessons there was, sometimes you can reach agreement by getting rid of terms and just explaining what you mean,” Biniaz said.

One surprise in the final draft of the Paris Agreement was a pledge by nearly all the world’s countries “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.”

It was a wordier phrase than had appeared in previous drafts and proposals, and one likely to prove more effective.

Markets for Water? A discussion with Richard Sandor and Dan Tarlock, moderated by Mark Templeton

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Richard Sandor,  Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics

A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Participating faculty: 
Richard L. Sandor
Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Markets for Water? A discussion with Richard Sandor and Dan Tarlock, moderated by Mark Templeton

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Richard Sandor, Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics

A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Markets for Water?: A Discussion with Dr. Richard Sandor and Professor Dan Tarlock (moderated by Mark Templeton)

Date: 
12.01.2015
Location: 
Law School Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Curtrice W. Scott (curtrice@uchicago.edu)

Lunch-time discussion about the promises and possible perils of water markets. Come out and learn about water sustainability and whether the problem of water scarcity can be solved through markets for water. This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Box lunch will be served.

Faculty: 
Richard L. Sandor
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
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