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Latham & Watkins Presents a Series of Pre-Conference Workshops at #NACW2019 (Vital Climate & Environment Event)

Latham & Watkins is one of the leading American law firms which had been founded in the year 1934. With US$3.064 billion in annual revenue as of 2018, it is the world's second highest-grossing law firm. Hence, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious law firms in the world.

Employing more than 2200 attorneys, Latham has offices in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Latham is committed to creating environmental awareness. It is due to this fact that Latham had presented a series of pre-conference workshops at #NACW2019 which is known to be one of the most important climate change conferences in the United States.

NACW

NACW stands for North American Carbon World Conference and for the 6th time in a row, Latham has shown its commitment to climate change. It has also shown its support through hosting a number of learning groups in which all the critical issues had been discussed.

The Most Important Event in the United States

When it comes to climate changes, the European Union has been playing a huge role. However, all the major pressing issues about carbon markets and climate policy were discussed at the North American Conference. It is a huge get-together of some of the leading players in the region who only meet once a year and bring their vast expertise to the table.

Climate Finance

A key role of Latham is of promoting climate finance, climate policy and carbon marketing in the world. The prestigious law firm is one of the first North American law firms to play a significant role in climate change. All the changes which have been influencing legislation had been discussed at the pre-conference workshop.

The conference had been held at the one of the hotels in California (IH) on April 24th, 2019 during the second half of the afternoon.

Changing Industry

Kirkland & Ellis is investing in a future where society can live in an environmentally active society. It is making efforts to help preserve the environment. In honor of Earth Hour, Kirkland & Ellis had all of its employees take part in the event and bring about change within the organization.

As climate changes becomes a hotter issue, it is vital for firms like Kirkland & Ellis to play their part and provide the government with the legal advice it needs to enact legislation that will help protect our environment.

Speakers and Panelists

  • Megan Boutwell (Vice President of Operations, Stillwater Associates)
  • Josh Bledsoe (Counsel, Latham & Watkins)

Other speakers at the conference included Andrew and Nancy who are active in the field.

Discussions

The legislation of California had been discussed which talked about the evolvement of the program over time. Further changes were considered as they are likely to happen. Further, RNG was talked about as it could help decarbonize California's economy which is vital for countering global warming in the region. California is one of the few states, which has suffered the most at the hands of climate change.

Updates on various critical legal matters were mentioned by the legislators and had also been discussed in the legal workshop. Many great new ideas were provided by the speakers and the attendees.

Furthermore, the GHG Emissions under CEQA were discussed and the recent trends and developments for the year 2019. Latham & Watkins is dedicated to ensuring that the right legislation is incorporated which will help ensure that climate change is handled effectively.