Posts tagged ‘International’

Day 2 of the Threatened Islands Conference focused on the displacement, resettlement, and migration issues that will inevitably ensue from global climate change. The first panel, moderated by Professor John Van Dyke of the University of Hawaii Law School, focused on the larger themes of resettlement and migration. Professor Brad Blitz of Kingston University London […]

The Threatened Island Nations commenced this morning co-chaired by Professor Michael Gerrard (Director of the Columbia Center for Climate Change Law) and Ambassador Phillip Muller (Republic of the Marshall Islands). Gerrard provided a brief introduction about the inspiration for the conference and thanked the Earth Institute at Columbia University, World Bank, Government of Australia, Government […]

By Danielle Sugarman Fellow The glaciers in Patagonia provide Argentina with 70% of its safe drinking water.  Yet, alarmingly, this vital resource is facing dual man-made threats; one from the persistent effects of climate change and another, less well known, from the foreign companies who mine for gold under the vast blocks of glacial ice.  […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director One of the most controversial questions to be discussed at CCCL’s upcoming conference, Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate, will be whether efforts should be made to create a new convention dedicated to climate-related displacement and resettlement activities.  Taking either side of this debate […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director **The following post comprises the official conference narrative for CCCL’s upcoming conference on the legal implications of rising seas for small island nations.  More information about the conference is available here; and registration is here.  Partial or total fee waivers are available.** Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas […]

Svetlana German Fellow In February the Australian government announced a two-stage plan to put in place a domestic carbon price mechanism. The Gillard government intends to institute a fixed price on carbon for three to five years (essentially a tax equivalent) before transitioning to an emissions trading scheme in 2015. This hybrid scheme represents a […]

Europe’s Climate Roadmap

March 16th, 2011

by Daniel Firger Associate Director Europe is doubling down on decarbonization. On March 8, 2011, the European Commission (EC) released its widely anticipated “roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050.”  The roadmap calls for both short- and longer-term cuts in EU-wide GHG emissions: 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, and reductions […]

China Bets on Colombian Coal

February 25th, 2011

by Daniel Firger Associate Director When Ross Perot spoke of “that giant sucking sound” back in 1992, he was warning of NAFTA’s potential to drive manufacturing jobs south of the border to cheaper Mexican facilities. These days, the sucking sound is loudest in China – not Mexico – and it is drawing not merely jobs […]


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