Batten Hour: "Sustainability and the International Policy Process" with Kevin Fay

April 18, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

As part of Earth Week, the Batten School and UVA Sustainability will co-sponsor a special Batten Hour with Kevin J. Fay, a member of the UVA Board of Visitors and the CEO of the law firm Alcalde & Fay. In December 2015, Mr. Fay was part of 21st Conference of Parties in Paris where 196 countries reached a historic climate change agreement.

Mr. Fay will present “Sustainability and the International Policy Process” to the University of Virginia community and take questions after the presentation.

Mr. Fay has twice been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for leadership in global environmental protection. He has also served in a management capacity for public affairs programs for major trade associations. Currently, he serves as Executive Director of the International Climate Change Partnership, a coalition of companies and trade associations working to develop international policies on the global climate change issue. He has also been active as Counsel to the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, a coalition of several hundred companies and associa¬tions working to address the ozone depletion issue; and with the Safe Buildings Alliance, a business-oriented association dealing with the problem of asbestos in construction materials.

Mr. Fay was active in the legislative process that led to the 1990 Clean Air Act and has served as an industry representative on U.S. delegations dealing with these issues at international negotiations.

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