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“California as an International Environmental Policy Leader — Climate Change, Water Policy, Chemicals Regulation, and Biosafety” — One day conference April 30 in Wash., D.C.

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The California Institute for Federal Policy Research presents a one day conference April 30, 2009, titled “Managing Biosafety and Biodiversity in a Global World — EU, US, California and Comparative Perspectives”.  The conference, according to the Institute’s announcement, is:

the culmination of a two-year project examining the roles that California and the European Union play in defining the forefront of domestic and international environmental policy solutions. The goal of the project is 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.

The project is funded by the European Commission (DG External Relations) within the framework of the pilot-program on Transatlantic Methods for Handling Global Challenges. Event sponsors include:

  • UC Berkeley IGS Center on Institutions and Governance (
  • Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • University of California Washington Center

Thursday, April 30, 2009
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
U.C. Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington DC
RSVP to UCDC to attend

To attend the conference, reply to . For more information, visit


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