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Justin Gundlach Climate Law Fellow In advance of the recent G-20 meeting in Ankara, Turkey, the G-20’s Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors asked the international Financial Stability Board to hold a meeting “on the financial stability implications of climate change related issues.” Following that September meeting, the FSB published a proposal in November for […]

On November 19, the Washington State Superior Court issued a decision in which it affirmed that climate change affects public trust resources in the state, but ultimately held that the state was fulfilling its public trust obligations by engaging in rulemaking to establish more comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) standards. The decision was a partial victory […]

The Sabin Center is now accepting applications for internships for summer 2016. Please feel free to circulate the following information to anyone who might be interested in these positions: Undergraduate and Master’s Students The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School is currently seeking a few exceptional undergraduate and/or master’s students to serve as interns […]

Justin Gundlach Climate Law Fellow The Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project is enormous. It is designed to link natural gas drilling operations on the North Slope of Alaska to liquefaction facilities in Nikiski (south of Anchorage) via an 800-mile pipeline. The Natural Gas Act assigns the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) responsibility for licensing […]

“When you are a Special Rapporteur and no one is angry at you, you’re not doing your job right,” said Hilal Elver, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, during an Oct. 21 address to students and faculty at Columbia Law School. Elver spoke about her work as a guest of the Sabin […]

Justin Gundlach Climate Law Fellow On October 9, 2015, the High Court of Ireland issued a decision—discussed below the jump—very much in line with decisions recently issued by U.S. federal district courts about how feedstocks and power plants relate for the purpose of environmental review. In the U.S., the feedstock has been mined coal; in […]

Justin Gundlach Climate Law Fellow The Supreme Court has turned its attention to the question—really several aspects of the question—of where exactly the Federal Power Act of 1935 draws the jurisdictional line between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state regulators. The Court heard oral argument in one case on point on October 14th, […]

Guest post by Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College, Columbia University. Stephanie leads the Polar Learning and Responding Climate Change Education Partnership. Last month Arctic sea ice declined to the fourth lowest summer ice extent in the satellite record, continuing the trend in ice loss. To help bring home the impacts of Arctic ice loss, as an […]

Each month, Arnold & Porter and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. and non-U.S. climate litigation charts.  If you know of any cases we have missed, please email us at columbiaclimate at gmail dot com. Here are the additions to the Climate Case Chart, Update […]

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 […]

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