26th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (Feb. 6-8)
For 26 years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection.
“The Rights of Nature: Defending Our Biosphere”
February 6-8, 2020
UF Levin College of Law
University of Florida
For 26 years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection, serve and inform individuals as to the necessity for improvements in environmental law, foster the development of sound environmental legislation, measure the effects of environmental litigation, and assist other groups involved in environmental education. The conference brings together legal practitioners, academics, policy makers, and private citizens to discuss preeminent issues surrounding a different environmental theme each year.
The topic for this year’s PIEC is “The Rights of Nature: Defending our Biosphere.” Featured speakers and panelists include legal scholars and practicing attorneys, and climate and sustainability scholars and activists from Florida, Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and Colombia. Panel topics include global climate change and environmental law, national security, the defense of biodiversity, nonhuman animal rights, environmental justice, watershed protection, agricultural policy and farmworkers’ rights, and more.
The conference will take place at various venues in Gainesville, including the Florida Museum of Natural History, Working Food, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
For a complete program of the three-day conference see https://ufpiec.org.
“Imagining Climate Change” is honored to be a sponsor of this landmark event.