We are pleased to announce that Dave Markell, the Steven M. Goldstein Professor at Florida State University School of Law, is joining the Sabin Center as our second David Sive Visiting Scholar. (Dan Selmi from Loyola Law School – Los Angeles was with us last spring, as our inaugural Visiting Scholar.) Dave will spend the […]

John C. Cruden, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will give the first David Sive Memorial Lecture on Environmental Law at Columbia Law School on Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m.  His topic will be “The Arc of Environmental Law and the U.S. Department of Justice.” Cruden was […]

Since the first draft negotiating text was released last spring, the inclusion of a “climate change displacement coordination facility” in the anticipated Paris agreement has been on the table. Recently, in the wake of the migrant crisis in the Middle East and Europe, the prospect has gained some momentum. Yet, there has been very little […]

Ashgar Leghari, a farmer from Pakistan, sued the national government for failure to carry out the 2012 National Climate Policy and Framework. The Lahore High Court ruled on September 4 that “Climate Change is a defining challenge of our time and has led to dramatic alterations in our planet’s climate system. For Pakistan, these climatic […]

Justin Gundlach Climate Law Fellow Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Philippine Reconstruction Movement filed a Petition with the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR or Commission) on September 22, 2015 on behalf of 13 organizations and 20 individuals. The Petition makes several allegations and requests. At its core is a claim that 50 of the “Carbon Majors”—a list of state- […]

Earlier this week, the Sabin Center and the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) co-hosted a panel discussion on Meeting China’s Climate Goals. The event was convened to discuss how China can shift its economy away from coal-fired power generation, improve energy efficiency, and increase the share of low carbon energy sources in its economy, […]

Jessica Wentz Associate Director and Postdoctoral Fellow Although it has become more common for agencies in preparing environmental impact statements (EISs) to acknowledge the impacts of climate change on a project and its affected environment, it is still quite rare for agencies to accurately incorporate this knowledge into final decisions about the project design, selection […]

Next week is the seventh annual Climate Week NYC. A variety of events, activities, and high-profile meetings will be convened to advance action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Sabin Center is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring or participating in four different events next week, all of which are open to […]

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law is now accepting applications for a two-year fellowship, to commence in the fall of 2016.  The salary will be $60,000/year plus benefits.  Applicants must have received a J.D. or LL.M. degree within three years prior to the beginning of the Fellowship. Strong academic qualifications and a background in […]

We are excited to announce that Justin Gundlach joined the Sabin Center last week as our 2015-2017 Climate Law Fellow. Justin’s work at the Sabin Center will focus on climate change adaptation — that is, on how existing legal and regulatory tools can help push governments and private sector actors to consider effects of climate […]

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