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PA Climate Impacts Assessment Update

In 2008, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this Act: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], which directed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection...

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Litigation Seeking Climate Scientists’ Emails for “Transparency” Has Been Secretly Paid for by the Coal Industry

In March 2015, an Arizona trial court validated the University of Arizona’s denial of massive records requests by Energy & Environment Legal (“E&E Legal”), which sought 13 years of climate scientists’ emails under Arizona...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Climate Change as a Charitable Investment?

Mitigating climate change is going to require unlocking new sources of finance to fund the innovative technologies that will take us to a low-emissions future. Program related investments (PRIs), investments that support charitable activities while also...

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Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change

The Sabin Center has published Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change . This groundbreaking paper, written by visiting scholar Daniel Holt, addresses two important but largely neglected questions: How will increased...

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Potential Liability of Governments for Failure to Prepare for Climate Change

As governments turn a blind eye to the accumulating risks of climate change, do they expose themselves to potential legal liability? A new working paper by former Sabin Center fellow Jennifer Klein explores three possible legal claims against state and...

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Towards an Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

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...