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Arizona Court Upholds Protections for Scientific Research and Correspondence

By Lauren Kurtz On March 24, after years of litigation, the Arizona Superior Court, Pima County, ruled in favor of the University of Arizona and its efforts to protect climate scientists’ correspondence and prepublication work.[1] In particular...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Attacks on Canadian Climate Scientist Ruled to be Defamation

A trial court in British Columbia has awarded $50,000 CAD (roughly $40,000 USD in current exchange rates) to distinguished climate scientist Dr. Andrew Weaver, finding that a collection of articles had defamed him.[1] The judgment is controlling authority...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Sabin Center Publishes Comprehensive Assessment of Non-U.S. Climate Litigation

The first comprehensive survey ever conducted of climate change litigation outside the United States has been released by Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. It finds that there is far more climate litigation in the United...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Government Officials’ Liability After Extreme Weather Events: Recent Developments in Domestic and International Case Law

Jessica Anne Wentz Associate Director and Postdoctoral Fellow Sabin Center for Climate Change Law In the early morning of February 28, 2010, storm Xynthia hit the French Atlantic coast, overwhelming coastal defenses and flooding over 50,000 hectares...

Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
The Minamata Convention and the Paris Climate Agreement: Insights into Senate-Less Adoption

In 2011, governments around the world committed to deliver a new, universal, and binding greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction agreement for the period beyond 2020 by 2015. This agreement is to be adopted this December at the twenty-first Conference of the Parties...

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White House Launches Clean Energy Investment Initiative

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...