Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Pollutant-Specific Contribution Rules, Emission Taxes, Cap and Trade Incentives

Social Cost of Carbon, Paris Treaty, Proposed EPA Action

Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

(Alert: Event date has changed from 6/22/2021!)

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, June 18, 2021

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will advise environmental counsel on current issues related to greenhouse gas emissions and regulation. The panel will address both the issues of gas sources and trends and the legislative initiatives, including the recent pollutant-specific significant contribution rules, emission taxes, and cap and trade program incentives. The panel will discuss proposed action by the EPA and Biden administration, the implications of rejoining the Paris accord, and the impact of such action on specific industries.


The current administration has announced plans to host a virtual summit of 40 world leaders to discuss the climate crisis, greenhouse emissions, and ways to meet the parameters of the 2015 Paris agreement. In conjunction with the meeting, the U.S. is expected to unveil its national plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years.

Environmental counsel should be aware that, in addition to traditional industry regulated under greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA is investigating Scope 3 emissions produced indirectly by a company. Scope 3 emissions flew under the radar as regulators focused on more obvious sources. With global attention on environmental, social, and governance investing, indirect emissions are coming under greater scrutiny. The EPA is also implementing rules for pollutant-specific contribution, emissions taxes, and cap and trade incentives. The administration reestablished the interagency to review the social cost of carbon and make recommendations.

Listen as our authoritative panel of environmental and energy attorneys examines the guidance and the requirements under the new GHG regulations, explains what to expect from state and local authorities, and offers practical tips on meeting the new regulatory requirements.



  1. EPA actions
    1. Pollutant-specific contributions
    2. Scope 3 emissions
    3. Emissions taxes
    4. Cap and trade incentives
  2. Major state actions
  3. Paris treaty


The panel will review these and other important topics:

  • What GHG rules has Biden's EPA implemented?
  • How will the enforcement of Scope 3 emissions change GHG enforcement?
  • What are the pollutant-specific contribution rules?
  • What is the social cost of carbon, and what is the current administration doing related to SCC?


Zemba, Stephen
Stephen (Steve) Zemba, Ph.D., P.E.

Project Director
Sanborn Head & Associates

Dr. Zemba has over three decades of experience nationally as an environmental consulting specialist in the area of...  |  Read More

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