Daniel Firger

29 posts
Associate Director and Fellow, Center for Climate Change Law

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on EU Plan to Add Aviation to Cap-and-Trade System

by Ross Wolfarth JD Candidate, 2012 On July 27, 2011, the House Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Aviation held a contentious hearing on the European Union’s plan to incorporate aviation into its CO2 cap-and-trade plan, known as the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). Beginning in 2012, the EU will require airlines to […]

Working Paper: Legal Implications for the US in Transferring CCS Technology to China

by Amy Ward LLM, Columbia Law School New working paper available for download. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is considered in many circles a critical technological development that may make a significant contribution to future climate change mitigation efforts by reducing CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. China is implementing CCS […]

What Cities Can, and Can’t, Do in Fight Against Climate Change

by Michael B. Gerrard This article first appeared on the Asia Society’s blog, ReAsia. Cities have at least four central roles in the fight against climate change. In most countries: 1. Cities write and enforce building codes, which, by determining energy efficiency standards and heating types, help determine greenhouse gas […]