Monday, December 7, 2009

Port of Spain Climate Change Consensus: The Commonwealth Climate Change Declaration

This Declaration of consensus by the Commonwealth nations seeks a binding international agreement to reduce greenhouse gases.

Energy-Water Nexus: Many Uncertainties Remain about National and Regional Effects of Increased Use of Biofuel Production on Waer Resources

This Government Accountability Office Report (GAO 10-116) dated November 2009 finds that the extent to which increased biofuels production will affect the nation’s water resources depends on the type of feedstock selected and how and where it is grown. For example, to the extent that this increase is met from the cultivation of conventional feedstocks, such as corn, it could have greater water resource impacts than if the increase is met by next generation feedstocks, such as perennial grasses and woody biomass, according to experts and officials.

The Impact of Sustainability on Commercial Real Estate Transactions

This BNA webinar features Holland & Knight LLP partners Amy Edwards (Washington, D.C.) and Jennifer Hernandez (San Francisco) in a discussion of their perspectives on the impact of sustainability on commercial real estate in the United States. This 90-minute Webinar will address:

Green building policies and climate change actions adopted in various states and regions across the nation;
Best practices for reducing GHG emissions from buildings;
Energy benchmarking methodologies;
Preparation of sustainable communities strategies.

Date: Monday, December 14, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)