Breakout Session 1C: The Times They Are a Climate Changing

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Saturday, February 27, 2016
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PST

CM | 1.25

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For the past decade, California courts, policymakers, planners—and environmentalists—have struggled with the issue of how climate change considerations should properly be integrated into environmental analysis performed under the California Environmental Quality Act.  Participants will learn from this panel—consisting of environmental attorneys who’ve successfully argued these issues in the California Supreme Court and a senior planner for a major California city who deals with the CEQA-climate change nexus on a regular basis—about relevant, recent CEQA/climate change developments.


Kevin Bundy

Confirmed Speaker

Kevin Bundy works with the Climate Law Institute. Before joining the Center, Kevin represented public-interest and citizen groups in environmental and land-use cases as an associate with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP. He also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Procter R. Hug, Jr., of the Ninth Circuit U ... Read More

Ellison Folk

Confirmed Speaker

Ellison Folk is a partner with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, a law firm that specializes in land use and environmental law. Ms. Folk represents community groups, public agencies, and environmental organizations on a wide range of environmental and land use issues, including CEQA, the California Coastal Act, Proposition 65, the Clean ... Read More

Jessica Range


Richard Frank

Confirmed Speaker

Richard M. Frank is a Professor of Environmental Practice and Director of the California Environmental Law & Policy Center (CELPC). Formerly the executive director of the Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment (CLEE) at UC Berkeley School of Law, Frank returned to UC Davis School of Law in January 2010.  In ... Read More