Sabin Center for
Climate Change Law
The Sabin Center develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains students and lawyers in their use, and provides up-to-date resources on key topics in climate law and regulation.
Latest from the Center
Photo: Breach in 17th Street Canal levee in New Orleans on August 31, 2005 (NOAA).
A recent paper by Jennifer Klein, Associate Director and Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2015), examines whether governments may be held liable for failure to prepare for climate change.
• "Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change" by Daniel W. E. Holt (2015)
• "Potential Liability of Governments for Failure to Prepare for Climate Change" by Jennifer Klein (2015)
• "Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment under NEPA and State EIA Laws: A Survey of Current Practices and Recommendations for Model Protocols" by Jessica Wentz (2015)
• "A Legal Approach to the Improvement of Energy Efficiency Measures for the Existing Building Stock in the United States Based on European Experience" by Teresa Parejo-Navajas (Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, 2015)
• Sabin Center currently accepting applications for Fall 2015 internships
• Earth Institute Taps Columbia Law School Professor Michael Gerrard as Faculty Chair
• "Climate Change and International Peace and Security: Possible Roles for the U.N. Security Council in Addressing Climate Change" by Dane Warren (2015)
• Sabin Center submits a written statement to the U.S. Department of State on the relationship between climate change and human rights
• Video of July 9 event, A Safe Future for Fossil Fuel Investments in a Carbon-Constrained World?
•"Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: Flood Insurance" by Matt Sienkiewicz (2015)
• Professor Michael Gerrard Addresses U.N. Security Council on Climate Change.
• "Reconciling International Investment Law and Climate Change Policy: Potential Liability for Climate Measures Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership" (Environmental Law Reporter, July 2015), written by Meredith Wilensky while she was a fellow at the Sabin Center
• "America is the worst polluter in the history of the world. We should let climate change refugees settle here." by Michael B. Gerrard, The Washington Post, June 25, 2015
• Sabin Center convenes workshop to discuss the development of model protocols for assessing climate change impacts during NEPA reviews
• "America's Forgotten Nuclear Waste Dump in the Pacific" by Michael B. Gerrard (2015)
• "Can and Should Greenhouse Gases be Regulated as Hazardous Air Pollutants under Clean Air Act Section 112?" by Mark Bond (2015)
• "The Energy Improvement of the Urban Existing Building Stock: A Proposal for Action Arising from Best Practice Examples" by Teresa Parejo-Navajas (2015)
• Now accepting applications for our Visiting Scholars Initiative
• "Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: Securities Law" by Nina Hart (2015)
• "Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015: Trend or Oddity?" New York Law Journal May 14 2015
• "Federal Implementation Plans for Controlling Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants: A Primer Exploring the Issues" by Daniel Selmi (2015)
• "Draft NEPA Guidance Requires Agencies to Consider Both GHG Emissions and the Impacts of Climate Change on Proposed Actions" by Jessica Wentz. (Reprinted from Environmental Law in New York with permission. © 2015 Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a LexisNexis company. All rights reserved.)
• "Save Birds Now or Birds Later," The Environmental Forum, May/June 2015
More publications are available here. Materials from past events are available here.
Meeting China's Climate Goals
Date: September 21, 2015 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
Current Hot Topics in Climate Change Law
Date:September 24, 2015
Time:1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Who is Responsible for Climate Change: Implications for UN talks, shareholders, and liability
November 4, 2015
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