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IEA Proposes “Bridging Strategy” to Achieve Global Peak in Energy-Related GHG Emissions By 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA- an autonomous organization which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond) has issued a special report entitled “Energy and Climate Change” which proposes...

J. Wylie Donald
Houston Flooding and Lawyers - A Climate Change Informed View

By J. Wylie Donald "After a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, litigation often follows to determine who will pay for the consequences." Mariner Energy, Inc. v. Devon Energy Prod. Co ., 690 F. Supp. 2d 558 (S.D. Tex. 2010) (considering...

J. Wylie Donald
Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars

By J. Wylie Donald Floods on the Rio Blanco recently demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst flooding seen since...

State Net
State Net Climate Change News: California, Hawaii Lead Way on Climate Change Targets

Prodded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and led by California and Hawaii, states are tackling climate change and promoting renewable energy. But the fossil fuel industry and skeptical Republicans are pushing back. Hawaii last month became...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Sabin Center Convenes Workshop on Development of Model Protocols for Assessing Climate Change Impacts during NEPA Reviews

By Jessica Wentz, Associate Director and Postdoctoral Fellow Climate change and its effects on temperature, precipitation, storm patterns, sea level rise, and other environmental processes have important implications for the construction, maintenance...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Dutch Court Orders National GHG Reductions

By Michael B. Gerrard This morning the Hague District Court issued its decision in a lawsuit brought by the Urgenda Foundation against the State of the Netherlands. The court ordered the Dutch state to limit annual greenhouse gas emissions from...