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Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014 Sets 85% Carbon Emissions Reduction Goal by 2050, Strongest In the United States
Posted on 10 Sep 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Rhode Island legislature has passed the Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], which addresses climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience, and establishes greenhouse gas emissions reductions... Read More

Petition to Philippines Human Rights Commission Seeks Investigation into “Carbon Majors” for Human Rights Violations
Posted on 18 Nov 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Philippine Reconstruction Movement have filed a Petition with the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR or Commission) on behalf of 13 organizations and 20 individuals. The Petition makes several allegations... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Prepares for 2012 Program Review
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Shelley Welton, Deputy Director & Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On Tuesday, October 11, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held one of a series of stakeholder learning sessions devoted to possible program... Read More

White House Launches Clean Energy Investment Initiative
Posted on 2 Apr 2015 by Troutman Sanders

Last month, the White House announced a Clean Energy Investment Initiative in an effort to spur $2 billion in private sector investments aimed at addressing climate change and reductions in carbon pollution. The Department of Energy will look for ways... Read More

Social Dynamics and Climate Change
Posted on 24 Nov 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Last month, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne hosted an official COP21 side event: Social Dynamics and Climate Change . The conference was commissioned by the French government to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the social... Read More

Top 6 at 6: Highlights of the Top Climate Change Legal Stories in the First Half of 2014
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

Our semi-annual look at the top climate change legal stories is keyed on EPA. You hardly have to have been awake to be aware of the Clean Power Plan and UARG v. EPA , [ subscribers may access Supreme Court briefs and the opinion for this case... Read More

EPA Comments Suggest Emphasis On Creativity And Internalizing Externalities In Climate Strategy
Posted on 23 Dec 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

By Jameson Tweedie The American Bar Association's Section of Energy, Environment and Resources held its Fall Conference recently. Noteworthy from a climate perspective were the keynote address by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator... Read More

OMB Seeks Public Comment On Social Cost of Carbon
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the Technical Support Document entitled Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866 . The Social Cost... Read More

Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros While it is unlikely that the 113th Congress will take any action on climate change (especially not in advance of the November 2014 elections), many major public companies aren't waiting for Congressional action and are instead... Read More

National Round Table on Environment and Economy (NTREE): Who Understands Climate Risks?
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer In its Advisory Report - Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate , the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy provides a fascinating insight into the way... Read More

Meeting China’s Climate Goals: An Expert Discussion
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Sabin Center and the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) recently co-hosted a panel discussion on Meeting China’s Climate Goals . The event was convened to discuss how China can shift its economy away from coal-fired power generation, improve... Read More

The Top 6 at 12: Highlights of the Top Climate Change Legal Stories in the Second Half of 2013
Posted on 4 Feb 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

by J. Wylie Donald 2013 has drawn to a close; here is our take on the top six climate change legal stories in the last six months. 1. Climate Change Assessments - Blockbuster legislation may have been evaded once more but that has not stopped... Read More

Four Big Ideas on Climate Change
Posted on 18 Feb 2015 by Dianne Saxe

By Paula Boutis The UN climate convention conference that wrapped up in December in Lima was meant to deliver a draft for a new universal climate agreement to be inked in Paris, France in 2015 and to come into effect in 2020. Before the meeting, hopes... Read More