National Association of Environmental Professionals

NAEP Webinar – September 16, 2015

The Upcoming Paris Climate Change Conference: Status of the Negotiations, US Position, and Role of Cities

Hosted by the
National Association of Environmental Professionals
Vermont Law School


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Please join us on September 16 for this exciting webinar that focuses on what COP21 is all about! In December 2015, this Paris Climate Conference will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2°C.  Vermont Law School Professor Tracy Bach will present a brief summary of international cooperation under the United Nations Framework Convention and its Kyoto Protocol, the negotiation process, and how the 2015 agreement to be adopted at COP21 would differ from past agreements.  Jennifer Huang of C2ES will describe the US role at COP21, its “intended nationally determined contribution” communicated in March 2015, and its foundation in national climate change laws.  How will US participation in the 2015 agreement affect state laws and other subnational governments?  Our third speaker will address world cities that have adopted climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, their influence on international climate change negotiations, and their role at COP21.   We will conclude with how US cities and other local governments contribute to the national effort at COP21 and the benefits from it.


  • Tracy Bach, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School


  • Tracy Bach, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Jennifer Huang, International Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  • Other speakers are being confirmed and will be added to the information on the NAEP website


Date & Time:   Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. EDT , 2:00 p.m. CDT, 1:00 p.m. MDT, 12:00 p.m. PDT, 11:00 a.m. AKDT, 9:00 a.m. HST
Duration:   Event will last 90 minutes
Location:   Wherever it is convenient for you
Questions:   Contact Tim Bower at (856) 283-7816 or e-mail him at

Registration Fees:

•    NAEP members — $75.00
•    NAEP Affiliate Chapter members that are not NAEP members — $125.00 (Save $50—please consider joining NAEP to receive the member rate for this and future events) 
•    University connection — $125.00
•    Non-members (NAEP or Affiliated Chapters) - $140.00 (Save $65—please consider joining NAEP to receive the member rate for this and future events)


About Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School offers both graduate level courses and full legal degrees. The graduate programs can be completed in as little as one year, or up to five years. Students have the choice and flexibility to complete a master’s degree on campus or online. Masters degrees for non-lawyers, including the Master of Environmental Law and Policy and the Masters of Energy Law and Regulation offer practitioners and professionals working understanding of the policies, laws, and science shaping a wide variety of industries affected by climate change, pollution, land use challenges, and energy development. Lawyers can hone their expertise with the LLM in Environmental Law or the LLM in Energy Law and policy, diving deep into the technical legal and policy issues that shape global environmental solutions. All degrees prepare students to be real-world agent of change. For more information on any VLS Programs please contact Ron Flores at 866-441-3807 ext. 5114 or by email at VLS website is



         National Association of Environmental Professionals 

                      Annual Conference - April 11-14, 2016

                                        Chicago, Illinois



Abstracts are now being accepted. Check out the Call for Papers and then use this link to submit your abstract for consideration by the 2016 conference committee.



The 2016 conference will be held at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Use this link to make your room reservation now to ensure you get the NAEP block rate. There is also a block reserved for government employees, but note the per diem rate will be updated Oct 1, 2015 and this new rate is the one you will be charged.



There are numerous sponsor and exhibitor opportunities during the 2016 conference. Join these sponsors and exhibitors and get your company name and information in front of environmental professionals from around the US. Exhibitors check out this space diagram to chose your location. Sign up here or download and email the form.


Questions: Contact Donna Carter or call 863-949-0262.



NAEP Selected for CEQ Pilot Project  - Best Practice Principles for Environmental Assessments

On August 12, 2014, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) accepted the final National Association of Environmental Professionals' (NAEP) Pilot Project Report on Best Practice Principles for Environmental Assessments (hereinafter BPP for EAs) Click HERE to view the report 


NAEP/APU Three-Part Webinar Series 2015

Join us for our fourth exciting year of interactive webcasts with our environmental industry experts brought to you by American Public University and the National Association of Environmental Professional (NAEP).

Three-Part Webinar Series

APU and NAEP are collaborating on this 3-part series focused on professional development for environmental professionals; helping you to develop the critical skills you need to be successful in your career.

Below is a list of the topics of the 2015 webinars:

  • Part 1: Environmental Conflict Resolution
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. ET
  • Part 2: Leadership and Self-Management Skills
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Part 3: Managing Effective Meetings 
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET

To register click the link below:

For a detailed description of each of the three webinars in this series please click below to read more.



NAEP Announces sales of past webinar recordings

NAEP has recordings available for the most recent webinars.  The recordings are available for purchase and viewing.  Below is a list of the available webinars.  More recorded webinars will be added so please check back.

  • Consultation Under Section 7 of the Endangered Species – Date: March 25, 2015 - for full information on the March 25, 2015 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • Guidance on Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews – Date: February 25, 2015 - for full information on the February 25, 2015 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • CEQ Revised Draft Guidance on Integrating Analysis of Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change in NEPA Documents – Date: January 28, 2015 - for full information on the January 28, 2015 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • Practical Improvements for Better Implementation of NEPA – Date: December 10, 2014 - for full information on the December 10, 2014 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • Valuing Functions and Values of Ecosystems in Environmental Planning and Analysis – Date: November 9, 2014  - for full information on the November 9, 2014 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery – Date: September 17, 2014 - for full information on the September 17, 2014 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • A Smarter, Greener Grid (co-sponsored by Vermont Law School) - Date: June 25, 2014 - for full information on the June 25, 2014 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • NEPA 2013 Legal and Regulatory Update – Date: May 21, 2014 - for full information on the May 21, 2014 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • Sustainable Remediation – Date: March 12, 2014 - for full information on the March 12, 2014 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • The National Environmental Policy Act and Sustainability – Date: January 8, 2014 - for full information on the January 8, 2014 webinar please CLICK HERE
  • Guiding Ideas in Transportation Planning – Date: November 13, 2013 - for full information on the November 13, 2013 webinar please CLICK HERE


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