David B. Farer, Co-Chair of the firm’s Environmental Department and a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), will serve as a session co-moderator for a two-part presentation on “Cuba-US Working Together Again: Lessons from Environmental Cooperation.” The program is being co-sponsored by ACOEL, Columbia University, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Foundation Antonio Nunez Jimenez of Nature and Humanity (FANJ), a Cuban non-governmental institution (NGO). Mr. Farer is a Past President of the ACOEL and currently serves as Co-Chair of the College’s International Pro Bono Committee and as Chair of the ACOEL Cuba Working Group.
Two separate webinar sessions are scheduled for Monday, February 22, 2021. Open free-of-charge to the general public as well as experts, academics and students, the sessions will be accessed live on the Zoom webinar platform. Mr. Farer will co-moderate the Actions & Strategies webinar session.
History & Context: 10:00am – 12:30pm (ET)
Prospects for strengthening and deepening environmental dialogue and cooperation between Cuba and the U.S. including facilitating cooperation among academics, scientists, and other experts, as well as non-governmental organizations.
Actions & Strategies: 1:30pm – 4:00pm (ET)
Discussion of opportunities for the sponsoring organizations/institutions/agencies/groups in both countries to work collaboratively on particular issues or projects in furtherance of environmental cooperation and development of ideas for an action agenda for lawyers, environmentalists, scientists, scholars, students, and faculty to provide and obtain project- oriented expertise including provision of pro bono services. The concluding discussion will focus on recommendations to be disseminated to relevant interest groups for discussion, elaboration, and action.
Mr. Farer concentrates his practice on the impact of environmental laws on transactions and real property in New Jersey and around the nation. A nationally renowned environmental lawyer, he has been on the cutting edge of developments in the environmental sector since the 1980s. Among his recent speeches were presentations at Oxford University's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and at the XI International Convention on Environment and Development in Havana, Cuba.
Additional program details are available on ACOEL’s website.