Adam Riedel

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California Court of Appeal Decision Could Allow for Greater Consideration of Impacts of Climate Change in Environmental Impact Reports

By Adam Riedel, CCCL Associate Director and Fellow How and to what extent predicted future, physical impacts from climate change should be considered in environmental impact reports (EIRs) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has never been entirely clear. A recent California Court of Appeal decision invalidated CEQA Guidelines […]

New CCCL Paper On Bundling Solutions for Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects

By Michael Kerstetter The Center for Climate Change Law has published a working paper on bundling solutions for energy efficiency (EE) retrofit projects in residential and commercial buildings. The paper provides a brief discussion on the EE retrofit market generally, touching on the current efficiency gap and barriers to EE […]

The Scream and Climate Change

By Michael Gerrard Director, Center for Climate Change Law Yesterday Edvard Munch’s 1895 painting The Scream sold for a record $119.9 million at auction. The painting is famous — not so its potential link to climate change. Mount Krakatoa in Indonesia erupted in 1883. It was one of the largest […]

Columbia Environmental Law Clinic Students Release Livestock and Climate Change Annotated Bibliography

Four students at Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic, Julia Christian, Andrew Kirchner, Derek Nelson and Jessica Wentz, have prepared an annotated bibliography compiling recent scholarship on the interaction between global livestock production and climate change.  The bibliography identifies resources that provide a general overview of the subject; addresses scholarship relating to the […]

California, New York and Washington to Require Insurers to Provide Information on Climate Change Risks

By Adam Riedel, CCCL Associate Director The insurance commissioners in three states, California, New York and Washington, have announced that they will require insurance companies in their respective states to complete a 12-question survey on the risks to insurers posed by climate change. California administered the survey in 2009 and […]