13th Northeast Florida Environmental Summit


2011 Annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit

Economics, Ethics, and the Environment

November 3, 2011

8:30 – 9:00 (Room 550):  Opening Remarks 

·         Clay Henderson, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight

The New Normal for Environmental Protection in Florida


9:15 – 10:30 (Room 550): Economics & Environmental Protection

                        Moderator: Andrew Long, Associate Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

·         Jonathan Nash, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Ethics in Economics: Unpacking Concerns About Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis

·         David Driesen, University Professor, Syracuse University College of Law

Economic Thought and U.S. Climate Change Policy


10:45 – 12:00: Breakout Sessions


Session 2A (Room 550):  Ethics & the Environment

                        Moderator: Stephen Newell, Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D. expected 2013)

·         Erich D. Freiberger, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Jacksonville University

Framing the Approach to Value: The Task of Environmental Ethics

·         Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, Beamer - Schneider Professor in Ethics, Case Western Reserve University



Session 2B (Room 585):  Economics & Environment in Local Governance

                        Moderator:  Donald Anderson, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

·         Keith Hirokawa, Assistant Professor of Law, Albany Law School

Local Governments and Ecosystem Governance

·         Hari M. Osofsky, Associate Professor & Lampert Fesler Research Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School

Suburban Climate Change Efforts: Possibilities for Small and Nimble Cities Participating in Regional, State, National, and International Networks


12:00 – 1:30 (Room 550):  Keynote Address (lunch provided)

·         Ken Feinberg, Administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Fund & Managing Partner of Feinberg Rozen LLP

Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes:  Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges



1:30 – 2:45:  Breakout Sessions

Session 3A (Room 550):  Ethics in Environmental Law

                        Moderator: Gregory Pingree, Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

·         Kim Diana Connolly, Professor & Director of Clinical Legal Education, University at Buffalo Law School

Parameters of Counseling and Managing Environmental Law Clients

·         Benjamin R. Rajotte, Assistant Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

Lawyering Environmental Risk


Session 3B (Room 585): Natural Resources Management in Florida

                        Moderator:  Sidney Ansbacher, Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.

·         Mike Bell, Director of External Affairs for Rayonier, Inc.

Forest Economics and Sustaining Forest Ecosystems in Northeast Florida

·         Laila A. Racevskis, Director of the Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute & Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida

Incorporating Ecosystem Services Values into Decision-making


3:00 – 4:15:  Breakout Sessions

Session 4A (Room 550): Toward a Sustainable Economy

                        Moderator: Eric Hull, Assistant Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

·         Rick Irvin, President/Managing Principal at Registry Consultants University of Georgia

Sustainable Commerce: Private Ordering Systems Enable Businesses to Craft  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Which Enhance Corporate Profitability, Minimize Environmental Impacts, and Control Corporate Risk

·         Pat Parenteau, Senior Counsel to the Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Clinic and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

Stabilizing the Climate, Restoring the Economy, and Putting America back to Work: A Green Platform for 2012


Session 4B (Room 585):  Dredging the St. Johns River

                        Moderator:  Dr. A. Quinton White Jr., Executive Director, Marine Science

Research Institute, Jacksonville University

·         Chris Kauffmann, Chief Operating Officer, JAXPORT

JAXPORT and the North East Florida Economy

·         Rod Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

Global Climate Change and The Ethics of Dredging:  Measuring the Benefits and Burdens


4:30 – 5:00 (Room 550):  Closing Remarks   

·         Bryan Norton, Distinguished Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sustainability and Adaptive Management: Toward a Normative Approach to Nature Protection



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Questions?  Contact Professor Andrew Long (along@fcsl.edu, 904-680-7757)