Workshop Roundtables

CLEANR strives to create programs and other educational opportunities through which to disseminate information and facilitate dialogue about environmental issues. The intent of CLEANR's roundtables is to help build advocacy networks among academics, students, activists and policy makers that will play a leading role in framing debates, developing solutions and challenging existing policies and practices where they fall short in protecting the environment.

Upcoming Roundtables

The Financing and Mitigation of Habitat Conservation through Infrastructure Planning
December 11, 2014
Co-Sponsored with the Center for Collaboration in Governance

As emphasized in recent federal initiatives, there is a growing recognition of the need to plan for, fund, and implement habitat conservation through more effective, efficient, and adaptive landscape-level infrastructure planning. Building on a February 2014 session on the lessons of area-wide multi-agency federal Habitat Conservation Plans, this dialogue brings together a range of experts to focus on applying this experience to the future planning and financing of habitat mitigation for infrastructure.

Marine Mammal Bycatch: Reconciling U.S. Environmental and International Trade Laws
Spring 2015
This session will bring together leading experts and practitioners in environmental and international trade law to explore potential U.S. standards for marine mammal bycatch and the relationship between the Marine Mammal Protection Act and international trade obligations.

The Future of Energy Governance by California’s Indian Nations
Fall 2015
This workshop roundtable will assist tribal officials in exploring the governance challenges arising from energy development in California and considering potential solutions to each type of challenge.

Past Workshops

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    The Future of Habitat Conservation Planning
    Feb. 6, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Feb. 7, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    Co-sponsored with the Center for Collaboration in Government (CCG)

    This dialogue session brings together a wide range of experts from government agencies, industry groups, and non-governmental organizations who have been on the cutting edge in the development of habitat conservation planning. The dialogue will ask participants to assess the evolution of the federal Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) program and consider approaches for addressing past and future challenges to the effectiveness of HCPs. Dialogue sessions will focus on four key topics: (1) funding, (2) landscape-level planning, (3) climate change and (4) collaboration.

    This February session will likely be followed by a second dialogue session in Washington, D.C., with further details to be announced.

    List of participants (PDF) | Photos of workshop »

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    Southern California Tribal Water Forum
    November 16, 2013

    Co-sponsored with Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, UCI Sustainability Initiative, California Indian Environmental Alliance, and Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.

    This roundtable sought to build tribal capacity regarding water issues in California. Tribal leaders had the opportunity to learn about regional, national and international tribal water campaigns; discuss the importance of water in Indigenous communities; strategize ways to address tribal water interests throughout the state; and hear about watershed management initiatives and tribal-eligible funding opportunities in California. The workshop concluded with an opportunity to learn about the Clinical Program at the School of Law.

    Roundtable agenda (PDF) | Event flier (PDF) | Video »