World Bank Chief Counsel Charles E. Di Leva to speak on international environmental law, sustainable development, and climate change, February 6, 2012
The Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Charles E. Di Leva, chief counsel at the World Bank, on Monday, February 6, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the Law School. The event is cosponsored by the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law.
Di Leva will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. about international environmental law, the role of a lawyer at the World Bank, and his work on sustainable development and climate change. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Di Leva will speak about his life in the law. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Audience members may attend one or both sessions.
Di Leva is the World Bank’s chief legal advisor on sustainable development and international environmental law. He also manages the Bank’s legal portfolio on climate finance and carbon market transactions, and is a lead author and practitioner of the Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies. Di Leva recently participated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Durban, South Africa.
Prior to his current position, Di Leva served with the IUCN Environmental Law Center in Germany as its director, and worked with the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi as a senior legal officer handling treaty-related matters. At the domestic level, he served with the U.S. Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Di Leva is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law teaching international trade and environmental law. His most recent publications address climate change and finance, climate change and maritime boundaries, and the safeguard policies of international financial institutions.
Di Leva’s talk is part of the occasional “Lives in the Law” speaker series focusing on the work and lives of lawyers who strive to improve the lives of others through litigation, advocacy, and public service, presented by the Justice Center and Career Services Office. In addition to the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law, this event is cosponsored by the Public Interest Law Association and the Environmental Law Society.
Law students are asked to RSVP on UT Law Symplicity by Friday, February 3, by selecting the “Events” tab.
Contact: Mary Crouter, assistant director of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, UT Law, 512-232-7855, firstname.lastname@example.org