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by Teresa Parejo Navajas Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III University, Spain) Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law The EU Strategy 2020, adopted in 2010, is about delivering growth for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy with more effective investments in education, research and innovation; a decisive move towards a low-carbon economy; […]

by Shawna Ganley, former visiting scholar and CCCL contributor The Center for Climate Change Law has published a new white paper on “green product procurement” in the European Union, building on a recent CCCL paper on sustainable procurement policies in the United States.  With approximately 19% of the EU’s GDP going to government purchases,[i] “green […]

On June 25, 2013, President Obama delivered a major speech on the topic of climate change. In it he outlined a broad policy agenda aimed at addressing the challenges posed by the changing climate. The agenda, detailed in The President’s Climate Action Plan, relies almost entirely upon executive powers; Congress is not even mentioned in […]

By Stéphanie Chuffart, Visiting Fellow  Late Saturday night, after two weeks of climate talks and more than 24 hours after the official closing time, the 19th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP19) ended with some last-minute deals. Attended by more than 10,000 people, including national delegations, NGOs, advocates, journalists and business leaders, the talks were […]

Meredith Wilensky, Associate Director & Fellow Columbia Center for Climate Change Law Just three days before the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC was set to begin in Warsaw, Poland, Typhoon Haiyan hit the eastern provinces of the Philippines killing as many as 10,000 people and displacing over 600,000. With winds up to […]

Teresa Parejo Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III University) Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law The EU ETS (European Union Emissions Trading System), the most important EU tool to fight against climate change, is now facing two challenges of great significance: 1. In October 2013, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly agreed […]

By Stéphanie Chuffart, Visiting Fellow On September, 19, 2013, Australia’s Climate Commission -a body established to provide independent information about climate science – was abolished by the Government of the newly elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The Abbott Government also abolished the federal department and minister that were dedicated to climate change, reincorporating them into […]

Teresa Parejo Visiting Scholar at the CCCL Associate Professor of Law at Carlos III University (Madrid, Spain) The EU has a clear framework for its climate policy until the year 2020, based on the 20-20-20 targets (20% reduction of GHG emissions from 1990 levels; raising the share of the EU energy consumption produced from renewable […]

by Fiona Kinniburgh In 2011, France became the first country to ban hydraulic fracturing. Yet controversy over shale gas exploitation there has hardly subsided. Instead, industry pressure has ignited a new legal challenge over the 2011 ban, which natural gas producers allege violates the French constitution. As a consequence of the law, several companies’ permits […]

By Stéphanie Chuffart, Visiting Fellow It was announced Tuesday, September 17, 2013, that the case brought by Ecuador before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding a dispute over Colombia’s aerial spraying of toxic herbicides on coca leaf plantations near, at, and across its border with Ecuador, causing damage to both the population and the […]

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