Panel Discussion- environment and animal welfare impacts – Nov 8
ENVIRONMENTAL & ANIMAL WELFARE IMPACTS OF INTENSIVE FARMING: EXPLORING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND POTENTIAL AVENUES FOR CHANGE
Monday, 8 November 2010
5:30pm, Reception to follow
McGill Law Faculty, 3644 Peel St.
Environmental Law McGill and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund are hosting a panel discussion on the environmental and animal welfare impacts of intensive farming. The panelists will explore the current legal framework surrounding intensive farming, debate potential avenues for change, and share what they view as the most promising ways to mitigate environmental and animal welfare impacts.
This panel will be bringing together three experts from Canada and the United States. Kaitlyn Mitchell is a staff lawyer with Ecojustice, the nation's leading non-profit organization using the law to protect and restore the Canadian environment. Navin Ramankutty is a Professor of Geography and Earth System Science at McGill University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Land-Use and Land-Cover Change. David Wolfson teaches animal law, with a particular focus on farmed animals, at Columbia Law School and NYU Law School.
We invite you to attend the panel discussion and join us for a reception immediately following the panel. Hope to see you there!
For more details, visit the website: www.saldf.ca.
Geospectives Seminar Series - Nov 8
From pastures to forests: Successional dynamics of tropical rain forests
Dr. Robin Chazdon
Dept. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
Geospectives Seminar Series
11-12:30 pm, Monday Nov 8th
Burnside Hall Room 426
(refreshments served at 10:45)
From Canada to Cancun: Canadian Climate Policy and the UN climate change negotiations
6pm, Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
McGill School of Environment Conference Room
Remember COP15 in Copenhagen last December, where we failed to get a fair, ambitious, and binding deal on climate change? Wondering what's up next at the UN climate change negotiations?
The COP16 UN climate negotiations kick off November 29th in Cancun, Mexico. But how does the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) work? And how does Canada's domestic climate policy (or lack thereof) affect our role internationally? Our workshop will cover the basics of the UNFCCC, Canadian climate policy, what to expect from Cancun, some of the key issues Canada faces regarding climate change, and a discussion of what McGill students can do to effect policy change.
This workshop is presented by two members of the Climate And Sustainability Advocacy (CASA) Project who are undertaking an independent study in Canadian Climate Policy. Members of the Canadian Youth Delegation to COP16 will be present to help answer questions and to add to discussions. For more information, please check out http://casamcgill.wordpress.