Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer
New Global Commission Launched To Address Economic Growth And Climate Change

On September 24, 2013, a new organization, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (the “Commission”), launched in New York. The Commission will focus its efforts on the economic costs and benefits of acting on climate change. Speakers...

William A. Ruskin
William A. Ruskin: Federal Courts Uniformly Embrace Climate Science

By William A. Ruskin: A visitor to Capitol Hill might come away with the impression that there are serious questions about whether climate change is occurring and, if it is, whether it is caused by human activity. But one place where there are few...

Gabrielle Sigel
Energy and EPA Defend Administration’s Climate Change Approach in Congress

On September 18, 2013, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on "The Obama Administration's Climate Change Policies and Activities" in response to the President's Climate Action...

Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel
Investor Survey Shows Sensitivity to Climate Change Risks

A survey published by the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change – a collaboration among four regional climate change investor groups – reports on trends among asset owners and managers. The survey elicited information on the degree to...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law
Compilation of International Authorities Supporting Specific Measures to Combat Climate Change Published by Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law

Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law has prepared a Compilation of International Authorities Supporting Specific Measures to Combat Climate Change . The document has been compiled to show the authority found for various specific measures...

J. Wylie Donald
New Mexico Court Refuses to Take Steps to Apply Public Trust Doctrine to the Atmosphere

By J. Wylie Donald and Patrick Reilly Two years ago, we observed a potentially startling development in climate change litigation: “On Monday, May 4, [2011] in state courts across the nation lawyers representing children and young adults filed...