The workshop, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Yale Law School auditorium at 127 Wall St., will focus on new theories, strategies and tools for delivering more effective and efficient environmental protection. "The environmental policy debate in this country has run aground, and we intend to refloat it with fresh thinking and new directions," said Daniel C. Esty, the center's director, who has joint faculty appointments in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies F&ES and the School of Law.
About 250 people have been involved in preliminary meetings in preparation for the workshop. The 14 teams were spearheaded by well- known leaders from business, non-governmental organizations and academia, each of whom contributed a chapter to The Next Generation compendium. Major portions of the compendium will be released at the workshop with the goal of contributing to the debate about environmental reform during this fall's state and federal election campaigns. The full report will be published as a book early next year.
"We are stepping up to the plate to fill the environmental policy
void by seeking the help of experts throughout the country and the
world," said Professor Esty, who was a deputy assistant administrator at
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Bush administration.
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