Ballard Spahr will hold a series of roundtable discussions with other business representatives on the opportunities and challenges likely to arise from implementation of measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change in the context of increased regulatory attention. The first roundtable will focus on the likely import of the Paris Agreement implementing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Pennsylvania’s implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

With nations around the world committed by the Paris Agreement to implement aggressive measures to reduce climate change, and Pennsylvania assuming the role of a bellwether for state implementation of the Clean Power Plan, we expect the scope of regulations requiring emissions reduction to expand to encompass additional sectors. These roundtables are designed to provide the opportunity to share ideas and possible strategies regarding the scope and direction of emission-reduction measures and how state responses may best be structured to provide new opportunities and minimize disruption. Ballard Spahr attorneys have been intimately involved in both rulemaking and litigation on these issues, starting with the Supreme Court’s decision in Massachusetts v. EPA and continuing with both the federal and Pennsylvania rulemaking proceedings regarding the Clean Power Plan. We look forward to sharing thoughts and concerns with our clients and friends in a private setting.

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM ET


Ballard Spahr
1735 Market Street, 48th Floor


  • Brief overview of Pennsylvania’s implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the Paris Agreement, how they related to each other, and possible implications for businesses
  • Discussion of issues and opportunities for the power industry and its customers
  • Discussion of the implications for other business sectors of Clean Power Plan and Paris Agreement implementation mechanisms
  • Open discussion
  • Planning future sessions

For further information, please contact the Roundtable coordinator: Brendan K. Collins at 215.864.8106 or