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
In a new essay, Visiting Professor Daniel Selmi responds to Senator McConnell's recent letter urging states not to comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan.
• "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
• 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• Sabin Center submits comments on CEQ's revised draft guidance on NEPA and climate change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)
• Government Officials’ Liability After Extreme Weather Events: Recent Developments in Domestic and International Case Law
• The Minamata Convention and the Paris Climate Agreement: Insights into Senate-Less Adoption
• Sabin Center Convenes Expert Panel on Human Rights in the Age of Climate Disruption
• Electricity Sector Adaptation to Heat Waves, by Sofia Aivalioti (2015)
• New York Environmental Legislation And Regulations in 2014, New York Law Journal, January 15, 2015
• The Sabin Center in Lima: Associate Director Jenny Klein and former Associate Director Meredith Wilensky attended the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference (COP-20) and provided a first hand account of the negotiations. Visit the Center's Climate Law Blog for their coverage of the conference and side events. The Sabin Center also partnered with the Legal Response Initiative (LRI) to connect delegates from least developed countries (LDCs) with experts from around the world who can answer their questions about COP-20.
• Debating Divestment: Investment Experts Weigh In On Whether Divesting from Fossil Fuel Stocks Can Help Combat Climate Change
• Paperback edition of Professor Gerrard’s book THREATENED ISLAND NATIONS: LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF RISING SEAS AND A CHANGING CLIMATE just published by Cambridge University Press.
• Sabin Center submits comments on energy efficiency components of EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan
• 50-State Survey of State Climate Laws Posted as Supplement to Gerrard/Freeman Text
• "A Pacific Isle, Radioactive and Forgotten," New York Times, December 3, 2014
• "Should Universities and Pension Funds Divest from Fossil Fuel Stocks?" Video of program available
• Associate Director Jennifer Klein gave a presentation on Potential Claims against Municipalities Associated with Climate Change as part of a webinar hosted by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
• "New Statute Requires State Agencies to Consider Climate Risks," New York Law Journal, November 13, 2014
• Flag State Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by Alyssa Kutner and Meredith Wilensky (November 2014)
More publications are available here. Materials from past events are available here.
A Conversation with the Co-Chairs of the UN Climate Negotiations
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia University (Morningside Campus)
Faculty House/Skyline Room
Fighting Back Against Attacks on Climate Scientists
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546
Climate Change: What it Means for the East End
Sat. June 6, 2015
South Fork Natural History Museum
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike,
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
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