The Law of Sustainability and Climate Change: Legislation and Cases
This session will highlight legislation and case law that planners, attorneys, and developers must be aware of. Additionally, the session will explore the explosion in climate change-related litigation--over 1300 cases filed in the US in the past few years. Increasingly these cases target local governments for failure to protect citizens against the impact of floods, wildfires, and other climate-change related natural disasters. Speakers will also discuss climate change resilience funding provisions in the recently enacted national infrastructure legislation.