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Roundtable Breakfast -Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue, Room 630, NYC


  • The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic. Please register in order to attend.

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The Association for Conflict Resolution
of Greater New York
The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College


NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast



JULY 10, 2014

Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

Joe Siegel

Speaker Joe Siegel will present an overview of the field of Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR). He'll discuss what is unique about this area of practice and how institutions, laws and policies support the field of ECCR. He'll share examples of dispute resolution and ECCR at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he has been a senior attorney and ECCR specialist in Region 2, Office of Regional Counsel in New York for 27 years.

Joe serves as a neutral on a wide variety of environmental matters and also specializes in climate change and air pollution law and policy. He co-chairs EPA Region 2’s Climate Change Workgroup and is the lead Regional attorney for climate change.  In his work as a neutral facilitator, Joe seeks to build bridges between diverse stakeholders and arrive at collaborative solutions.  He has applied these approaches to a wide variety of environmental matters, including climate change. 

Joe is also an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra Law School where he teaches a course on Environmental Dispute Resolution.  In addition, he has been teaching in Pace Law School’s JD and post-graduate LLM programs since 2000.  He has taught the Clean Air Act course, Climate Change Seminar, and Adaptation to Climate Change.  He is also an Advisor to the

Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes and was a member of the Advisory Group to the United Nations Environment Programme and Permanent Court of Arbitration on environmental dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.  He was also an Adjunct Professor of environmental law for 11 years at CUNY Law Schoolat Queens College

Joe is a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee in the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and served as Chair of the  Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems.  He also served as Vice-Chair of the ABA Renewable Energy Resources Committee and editor of the Energy Committees Newsletter.    He is a certified mediator in

Westchester County and a former community mediation volunteer for the Westchester Mediation Center . Joe is a frequent lecturer and writer on climate change as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution and is currently a co-columnist on climate change and air pollution for the New York State Bar Association’s New York Environmental Lawyer.  Joe received a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD from Hofstra Law School.

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