Conference on Managing Biosafety and Biodiversity in a Global World-EU, US, California Program

 

 

 

9:00-9:20

Introductory Remarks

John Bruton, EU Ambassador to the US

 

Heddy Riss,Director for the IGS  Center on Institutions and Governance, UC Berkeley

David Vogel,  Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics, UC Berkeley

Jo Swinnen, Professor of Development Economics, KU Leuven, director of  LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance

 

9:20-10:40

Christina Hioureas

Transatlantic Environmental Regulation-Making: Co-Strengthening Cooperation between California and the European Union

Authors: Bruce Cain and Christina Hioureas

 

Chair:Jan Wouters, Leuven Professor of International law, Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

Discussants:

Dan Pellissier, CAL EPA, Deputy Secretary for Energy Policy Coordination

Andrew Manale, EPA, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation

George Orbelian, San Francisco Global Trade Council

 

 

10:40-11:00

Break

 

11:00-12:20

Chris Ansell

Transatlantic Perspectives on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Authors: Chris Ansell and Jörg Balsiger

 

Chair: David Widawsky, Acting Director
National Center for Environmental Innovation
Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation EPA

Discussants:

Joan E. Denton, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Wally Baker, President Greentech Foundation

Nicholas Hanley, EU Commission DG Environment

 

12:20-1:20

Lunch

 

1:20-2:40

David Zilberman

US versus EU Biotechnology Regulations and Comparative Advantage: Implications for Future Conflicts and Trade

Authors: Gal Hochman, Gordon Rausser, and David Zilberman

 

Chair: Dr. Sarahelen Thompson, Director, Market and Trade Economics Division, ERS

Discussants:

Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety

Daniel Karanja, Senior Fellow, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Christiane Gerstetter, Researcher Ecologic Legal Ecologic Institute, Berlin

 

2:40-4:00

Gabrielle Bouleau

Rivers of Diversity: Evolving Water Regulation in California and the European Union

Authors: Gabrielle Bouleau and Matt Kondolf

 

Chair: Michael Telson, Director, National Laboratory Affairs, UCDC

Discussants:

Tam M. Doduc, Chair State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento

Robert C. Wilkinson, Director of the Water Policy Program, UC Santa Barbara

Gerald Secundy, President of the California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance

 

 

4:00-4:20

Break

 

4:20-5:40

Panel: David Roland-Holst , Michael Hanneman, and Holmes Hummel

Future Areas of Cooperation between EU-California and the US on Climate Change and Adaptation, Energy, Cap-and-Trade

Chair:Steve Decanio, UC Santa Barbara TBC

Discussant:

James Gollub,  Director E-Cubed Institute

 

5:40-6:00

Closing Remarks