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Teresa Parejo Navajas Associate Professor of Law. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law (Columbia University) Columbia’s Center for Climate Change Law has published a new white paper analyzing the Reverse Environmental Assessment tool for the adaptation of projects, plans and programs to the effects of climate […]

Meredith Wilensky, CCCCL Associate Director & Fellow The United States is currently negotiating the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade and investment agreement, with 11 other Pacific Rim countries. From the outset of TPP negotiations, the Obama Administration has said it would “insist on a robust, fully enforceable environment chapter in the […]

by Amanda Liu, CCCL Affiliate* A review of the 2013 disclosures made in annual reports from a sample of Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Top 20 listed entities has shown a lack of comprehensive risk identification and discussion which links climate change risks to business strategy and financial performance. The review found that many of the […]

Teresa Parejo Navajas Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III de Madrid University, Spain) Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law The Balearic and Canary Islands – in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, respectively – are suffering from prospectors searching their waters for hydrocarbons (mainly oil or gas). This situation has become […]

by Nina Hart, Columbia Law Student In recent years, a major challenge facing companies and securities regulators has been when and how to disclose material risks related to climate change in federal securities filings.  In 2010, in response to a petition, the SEC issued an interpretive release on disclosure of climate change risks to assist […]

Update #59 February 2014 Each month, Arnold & Porter and the Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. and non-US climate litigation charts. The February additions are listed below. (If you know of any cases we’ve missed, please email us at columbiaclimate at […]

Columbia’s Center for Climate Change Law has published a new white paper analyzing state authority to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the international shipping sector. International shipping is responsible for roughly the same percentage of global emissions as aviation – at least 2% and possibly considerably more.  A 2009 report by the International Maritime […]

by Shawna Ganley, CCCL contributor and former visiting scholar With the recent COP19 in Warsaw showing questionable progress towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 (as reported previously by CCCL), government procurement represents an uncontroversial way to achieve greenhouse gas reductions.  The sheer size of government purchases in many countries—which amount to at least 15% […]

The Center for Climate Change Law is excited to announce that Columbia Law School will host the second  Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship on May 8-9, 2014.   This Colloquium will allow junior environmental law scholars to present early-stage work and receive constructive feedback from a panel of senior scholars and from each other. […]

Ethan I. Strell, Esq. Associate Director & Fellow The Columbia Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) submitted comments today on the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement” (DGEIS), which concerns the storage of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel at individual power plants beyond the duration of each plant’s operating […]

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