Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer
Green Climate Fund Board Makes Key Decisions On Operations

By Keri L. Holleb Hotaling Recently, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (the "Fund") met in Bali, Indonesia. The Fund was designated as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law
Public Service Commission Approves Con Ed Rate Case and Climate Change Adaptation Settlement

Ethan I. Strell, CCCL Associate Director & Fellow In an historic decision that will serve as a nationwide model, the New York State Public Service Commission on February 20 unanimously approved a settlement requiring Con Edison to implement...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law
New York Attorney General Can Advance and Improve Climate Disclosures Under Federal, State Securities Laws

In recent years, a major challenge facing companies and securities regulators has been when and how to disclose material risks related to climate change in federal securities filings. In 2010, in response to a petition, the SEC issued an interpretive...

E. Lynn Grayson
2015 Paris Climate Change Accord

By: E. Lynn Grayson The U.S. was the first nation to submit its recommended outline of the global accord to be adopted at the Paris climate conference. The 2015 agreement will have to bring together the current patchwork of binding and non-binding...

J. Wylie Donald
Dust in the Wind – A "Silent Epidemic" Rises in the Southwest

By J. Wylie Donald Statisticians call it a correlation when two sets of data are strongly linked. In January, the governor of California declared a state of emergency arising from the persistent drought that resulted in 2013 being the driest...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law
New CCCL Paper– Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping: Powers of Pacific Island States

Columbia’s Center for Climate Change Law has published a new white paper analyzing state authority to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the international shipping sector. International shipping is responsible for roughly the same percentage...