Isabel has joined the Sabin Center as its Assistant Director of Operations. In this role, she designs and manages processes related to budgets, grants, contracts and other business operations. Isabel previously held positions at Achievement First, a public charter school network serving 41 schools in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, where […]
While progress is being made, there is still a lot to do. The IPCC has said that, in addition to reducing emissions, it will likely also be necessary to draw greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere to mitigate climate change. The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, an affiliate of the Columbia Climate School, has been exploring various ways of doing that, including through “blue carbon” approaches. Blue carbon is carbon captured by ocean and coastal ecosystems. In this post, we will focus specifically on ocean-based carbon dioxide removal and sequestration, also known as “ocean CDR”.
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law posted its Summer/Fall 2022 Semi-Annual Report, which includes a summary of the Center’s key activities between June and December 2022. It is available for download here. Below are some highlights from the report: Michael Gerrard received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York […]
Ilmi Granoff has joined the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law as a Senior Fellow. Ilmi is an attorney and climate and sustainable finance expert with over two decades of experience—spanning public, private, and third-sector institutions—working on the policy and financing of the transition to a net-zero greenhouse gas, sustainable economy. […]
On December 8, New York City Mayor Eric Adams appointed 26 board members to the New York City Sustainability Advisory Board to guide the city’s long-term resiliency and sustainability goals. Sabin Center senior fellow Amy Turner is among the new board members. The board will advise Chief Climate Officer and […]
This month, Carolina Arlota joins us as an Associate Research Scholar. Her work explores international and domestic (U.S.) laws governing the cross-border transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) for sequestration, and how such transportation fits into broader climate and environmental protection regimes, including the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, carbon markets […]
On June 13, 2022, Chile published its Climate Change Framework Law (“the Climate Act”). The Climate Act includes a binding goal of net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, following the recommendations of the IPCC. It creates regulatory instruments, a new crosscutting governance, and opportunities for public participation. The Climate Act also creates important challenges and opportunities for Chile’s private sector. This blog explores these elements and how they imply a paradigm shift in Chilean climate governance, becoming a leader in Latin America for climate action.
We are thrilled to welcome Matthew Eisenson to the Sabin Center, where his work will focus on leading and expanding the Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative (RELDI), which uses legal research and engagement to support siting utility- and community-scale renewable energy facilities and associated transmission and storage equipment. Before joining the Sabin […]