Environmental Governance at the Leading Edge of Technology – Washington, DC

The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law presents the 2011 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Conference, Environmental Governance at the Leading Edge of Technology, March 23-24, 2011.

The conference will explore the need for and the possible structure of anticipatory governance systems that are capable of protecting the environment and public health. The conference will focus especially on emerging technologies such as geo-engineering to address climate change, hydro-fracturing and deep water drilling to recover energy resources, synthetic biology to produce new fuels and other innovative materials, and the expanding use of nanotechnologies.