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Towards an Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Michael Burger Recently I traveled to Vientiane, Laos, to give a presentation at the National Workshop on Disaster and Climate Change Law. The workshop, convened by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Federation of Red... Read More

Brown Says Climate Change Could Lead to Mass Migration
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by State Net

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said last week that the ongoing impacts of climate change could soon spark in the Americas the same kind of human mass migration currently underway in Europe, where hordes of refugees are fleeing to escape the civil war... Read More

Remembrance and Gratitude
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 by Dianne Saxe

We Remember This is a day for remembrance and gratitude. We, who live here in Canada, are among the luckiest people in the world, despite the follies and flaws of some of our leaders and governments. From my family’s experience, both in the... Read More

New Center for Climate Change Law Paper: Envisioning Resilient Electrical Infrastructure
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

by Sam Nierop, Visiting Scholar Only last month, a powerful storm left thousands without access to electricity across Europe.[1] Last year, Hurricane Sandy left more than 8 million people without power in the Northeastern United States.[2] As climate... Read More

Philippines Calls For “Emergency Climate Pathway”
Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James In an impassioned speech at the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Kyoto Protocol, the Philippines’ chief negotiator, Yeb Sano, called on the parties to take immediate, drastic action to tackle the climate crisis... Read More

Environmental Protection Agency Releases New Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a new Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation , building on the last policy statement released by the EPA in June 2011. In the statement, the EPA has developed a more direct, urgent tone in describing... Read More