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
July 9 event, "A Safe Future for Fossil Fuel Investments in a Carbon-Constrained World?" Speakers (left to right): Jeffrey Sachs, Todd Kendall, Ken Cohen, Michael Gerrard, Stephen Coll, and Patrick McGinley. A summary of the event is available here and a video is available here.
• 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
• "An Analysis of Senator McConnell's Letter Urging States Not to Comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan," by Daniel Selmi (2015)
• New brochure: Environmental and Energy Law at Columbia
• Legal Experts Release Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations: Principles Commentary Release
• Sabin Center submits comments on the proposed 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program
• Recommendations for the U.S. UPR: Protecting the Human Rights of Persons Displaced By Climate Change.
• Written Statement of Michael Burger on Climate Change and Human Rights, submitted to U.S. State Department for the U.S. Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
• "Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: NEPA," by Jennifer Klein and Ethan Strell (2015)
• Sabin Center submits comments on CEQ's revised draft guidance on NEPA and climate change
• "Scale and Focus of Climate Litigation Outside of the United States," New York Law Journal, March 12, 2015
• Press release highlights development of our Climate Change Laws of the World Database
• New on our Blog: Attacks on Canadian Climate Scientist Ruled to be Defamation
• States Should Think Twice Before Refusing Any Response to EPA's Clean Power Rules, by Daniel Selmi (2015)
• Climate Change in the Courts: An Assessment of Non-U.S. Climate Litigation, by Meredith Wilensky (2015)
More publications are available here. Materials from past events are available here.
First David Sive Lecture: John C. Cruden, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. U.S. Department of Justice
Columbia Law School
October 21, 2015
Who is Responsible for Climate Change: Implications for UN talks, shareholders, and liability
November 4, 2015
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