Renewable energy and sustainable development strategies are increasingly viewed as valuable tools for addressing climate change, thereby helping to protect vulnerable groups across the globe from flooding, famine and other possible catastrophes. At the same time, renewable energy and sustainable development themselves can sometimes raise environmental justice issues because of their potential adverse impacts on neighboring residents or certain socioeconomic groups.
This year's Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law symposium explores the tension between the desire to promote environmental justice through renewable energy and sustainable development strategies, and the environmental justice concerns that such development itself can sometimes raise.
This symposium commemorates the name change of the hosting journal from Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review to the Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
Registration is suggested by Friday, March 2.
This symposium is approved for 4 hours of continuing legal education credit in the state of Missouri.
University of Missouri School of Law students lead many successful organizations and law journals, including the Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law. Established in 1993 as the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review, the journal is entirely student-run and publishes twice year.
The articles featured in this year's symposium will appear in volume 19, issue 1, in summer 2012. Subscriptions are available for $21. To view recent issues or request a subscription, please see law.missouri.edu/jesl.