Susan Biniaz, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
With the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris approaching, the Yale Environmental Law Association will host a talk by Susan Biniaz, the State Department’s principal climate change lawyer, on Tuesday, October 13 from 12:10 pm to 1 pm in SLB 120. Susan has been in the Legal Adviser’s Office at the State Department since 1984 and has been the principal lawyer on the climate change negotiations since 1989. She previously served as head of the oceans and environment office and as Deputy Legal Adviser, supervising the Treaty Office and issues related to human rights, the Western Hemisphere, law enforcement, and private international law. Susan will share her first-hand insights about the climate negotiation process and discuss what she sees as the key issues in the lead-up to the Paris conference. Lunch will be served. This event was made possible by the S. Kinnie Smith, Jr. Fund for Law and the Environment.