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California-EU Regulatory Cooperation
The IGS-UC Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance (http://igov.berkeley.edu) and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and LICOS (University of Leuven) will be holding a conference on June 10th at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Hertogsstraat 1 1000 Brussels.
This conference is the culmination of a two-year project "Managing Biosafety and biodiversity in a global world-EU, US, California and Comparative perspectives". The preliminary conference program may be accessed at the project web site.
The goal of the project is to examine the roles that California and the European Union play in defining the forefront of domestic and international environmental policy solutions and to produce concrete, actionable policy recommendations to further regulatory cooperation between the EU, California and the US on transatlantic environmental issues, including climate change, chemicals policy, biosafety, water regulation, and biodiversity protection.
As socioeconomic and environmental issues become increasingly integrated, innovative policy solutions are required to identify and address the complex nexus between society and environment. The project has developed a network of representatives from the US and the EU in academia, industry, the NGO-sector, and government.
A first conference has taken place in Washington on April 30th, 2009.
Click here for the program
Click here for the papers that have been discussed.
Click here for the presentation
UC Berkeley on May 6-7, 2011 Link to Book