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Natural Resources Symposium

October 14 - 15, 2015

In Cooperation with the Georgetown Environment Initiative

A Multi-Stakeholder Examination of Policies and Practices at the Intersection of Industrial Activities and Natural Resources.
Leveraging Global Synergies and Lessons Learned. 


The Natural Resources Symposium will address the full complement of industry-relevant natural resource policy and practice issues – prevention and risk management, emergency response, liabilities and associated restoration, broader considerations of resource resiliency, biodiversity, climate policy, and more. We will hear from speakers in both public and private sectors --- from high level policy thinkers to in the trenches practitioners.

 

The Symposium program is divided into two principal focus areas

 

 

October 14, 2015

NATURAL RESOURCE/INDUSTRIAL Activities INTERFACE IN A WORLDWIDE AND BROAD CORPORATE CONTEXT

Will include presentations and discussions focused on the global context in which natural resource issues reside today.                    

Key Topics

  • Emerging synergies and effects and opportunities for various stakeholders
  • International liability regimes and the considerations shaping natural resource policies and practices
  • Environmental and natural resource considerations evident in day to day operations across multiple industry and energy development sectors

October 15, 2015 

NATURAL RESOURCE/INDUSTRIAL Activities INTERFACE SPECIFIC TO LIABILITY REGIMES IN THE US, EUROPE AND OTHER NATIONS’ LAWS

Will examine cases, tools and approaches related to natural resource liability regimes under federal and state US laws and the laws of selected other countries.

Key Topics

  • Identifying incentives for parties to using practices which help define proper liability limits and encourage flexibility at specific sites
  • Considering new and innovative assessment and restoration approaches
  • Defining principles to facilitate a reasonable, balanced and predicable practice
  • Sharing lessons learned