The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains law students and lawyers in their use, and provides the public with up-to-date resources on key topics in climate law and regulation. The center works closely with Columbia University's Earth Institute and with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations.

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2010 Developments Under State Environmental Quality Review Act, Michael B. Gerrard

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A Call to Action for New Yorkers, Jeffrey Gracer and Michael Mahoney

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Access to Environmentally Sound Technology in the Developing World: A Proposed Alternative to Compulsory Licensing, Neel Maitra

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A Legal Approach to the Improvement of Energy Efficiency Measures for the Existing Building Stock in the United States Based on European Experience, Teresa Parejo-Navajas

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'American Electric Power’ Leaves Open Many Questions for Climate Litigation, Michael B. Gerrard

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America’s Forgotten Nuclear Waste Dump in the Pacific, Michael B. Gerrard

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An Analysis of Senator McConnell's Letter Urging States Not to Comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan, Daniel Selmi

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An Environmental Lawyer's Fraught Quest for Legal Tools to Hold Back the Seas, Michael B. Gerrard

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An Introduction to Climate Change Liability Litigation and a View to the Future, Michael B. Gerrard and Joseph A. MacDougald

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Annual Review of Developments Under SEQRA, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment under NEPA and State EIA Laws: A Survey of Current Practices and Recommendations for Model Protocols, Jessica A. Wentz

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Asteroids and Comets: U.S. and International Law and the Lowest-Probability, Highest Consequence Risk, Michael B. Gerrard and Anna W. Barber

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At Issue: Energy Efficiency, Michael B. Gerrard

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Biden Administration Will Reverse Many Trump Environmental Policies, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Bi-Polar and Polycentric Approaches to Human Rights and the Environment, Michael Burger

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Cash-for-Clunkers Program: Better for Industry than Environment, Michael B. Gerrard

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Changing International Law for a Changing Climate, Daniel C. Esty and Dena P. Adler

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Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate, Dena Adler, Michael Burger, Rob Moore, and Joel Scata

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Climate Change Action Without Congress, Michael B. Gerrard

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Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Brazilian Law, Gabriel Wedy

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Climate Change and the Environmental Impact Review Process, Michael B. Gerrard

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Climate Change and the WTO: Expected Battlegrounds, Surprising Battles, Daniel M. Firger and Michael B. Gerrard

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Climate Change, Coming Soon to a Court Near You – Report Three: National Climate Change Legal Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific, Dena Adler, Hillary Aidun, Michael Burger, Ama Francis, Briony Eales, and Maria Cecilia T. Sicango

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Climate Change, FERC, and Natural Gas Pipelines: The Legal Basis for Considering Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act, Romany M. Webb

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Climate Regulation Without Congressional Action, Michael B. Gerrard

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Coal-Fired Powerplants Dominate Climate Change Litigation, Michael B. Gerrard

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Comma But Differentiated Responsibilities: Punctuation and 30 Other Ways Negotiators Have Resolved Issues in the International Climate Change Regime, Susan Biniaz

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Comment on Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change Mitigation Policy in the United States: Integrating Levels of Government and Economic Sectors, Michael B. Gerrard

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Confronting a Rising Tide: A Proposal for a Convention on Climate Change Refugees, Bonnie Docherty and Tyler Giannini

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Court of Appeals Expands SEQRA Standing After an 18-Year Detour, Michael B. Gerrard

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Courts Rulings Accept Climate Science, Michael Gerrard

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Critics Float Legal Theories To Challenge Pruitt's Science Advisor Policy, Maria Hegstad

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DC Circuit Clears Path for GHG Rules, but Politics Remain, Michael B. Gerrard

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Debate Over Environmental Rights and State Constitutional Convention, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Defining the Challenge in Implementing Climate Change Policy, Michael B. Gerrard

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Deluge of New York City Laws Guards Against Flooding, Protects Environment, Michael B. Gerrard

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Determining Climate Responsibility: Government Liability for Hurricane Katrina?, Teresa Chan, Michael Burger, Vincent Colatriano, and John Echeverria

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Disasters First: Rethinking Environmental Law After September 11, Michael B. Gerrard

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Disclosure of Hidden Energy Demands: A New Challenge for NEPA, Michael B. Gerrard

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Distributed Energy Resource Participation in Wholesale Markets: Lessons from the California ISO, Justin Gundlach and Romany M. Webb

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Domestic Mitigation of Black Carbon from Diesel Emissions, Hannah Chang

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Downstream and Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Proper Scope of NEPA Review, Michael Burger and Jessica A. Wentz

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Draft NEPA Guidance Requires Agencies to Consider Both GHG Emissions and the Impacts of Climate Change on Proposed Actions, Jessica A. Wentz

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Effect of the Paris Climate Agreement on U.S. Businesses, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Emergency Exemptions from Environmental Laws After Disasters, Michael B. Gerrard

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Emerging State-Level Environmental Justice Laws, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency: The Agency's Climate Authority, Michael B. Gerrard, Joanne Spalding, Jill Tauber, and Keith Matthews

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Environmental and Energy Legislation in the 112th Congress, Michael B. Gerrard

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Environmental Commercial Law – Update on SEQRA Lawsuits for 1994, Michael B. Gerrard

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Environmental Justice and Natural Areas Protection Trends & Insight, Michael B. Gerrard

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Environmental Law/Environmental Literature, Michael Burger

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Environmental Law in 2049: A Look Back, Michael B. Gerrard

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Expertise Scientifique et Lien de Causalité dans le Cadre du contentieux Climatique: le Point de Vue de la Doctrine Américaine, Michael Burger

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Exploring the Bedrock for Earth Jurisprudence, Maria Antonia Tigre

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Fear and Loathing in the Siting of Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Facilities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Misperceived Crisis, Michael B. Gerrard

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Federal Executive Actions to Combat Climate Change, Michael B. Gerrard

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Federal Implementation Plans and the Path to Clean Power, Daniel Selmi

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Federalism Obstacles to Advancing Renewable Energy, Michael B. Gerrard

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FERC Order 1000 as a New Tool for Promoting Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Shelley Welton and Michael B. Gerrard

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Financial Disclosure of Risks Related to Global Climate Change, Michael B. Gerrard and Christopher Anderson

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Fracking and Federalism Choice, Michael Burger

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Geological Storage of CO2 in Sub-Seafloor Basalt: The CarbonSAFE Pre-Feasibility Study Offshore Washington State and British Columbia, David Goldberg, Lara Aston, Alain Bonneville, Inci Demirkanli, Curtis Evans, Andrew Fisher, Helena Garcia, Michael B. Gerrard, Martin Heesemann, Ken Hnottavange-Telleen, Emily Hsu, Cristina Malinverno, Kate Moran, Ah-Hyung Alissa Park, Martin Scherwath, Angela Slagle, Martin Stute, Tess Weathers, Romany M. Webb, Mark White, Signe White, and CarbonSAFE Cascadia Project Team

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Getting Ahead of the Curve: Supporting Adaptation to Long-term Climate Change and Short-term Climate Variability Alike, Alexis Saba, Michela Biasutti, Michael B. Gerrard, and David B. Lobell

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Global Southerners in the North, Ama Francis

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Governmental and Private Liability for Flooding, Michael B. Gerrard

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Green Finance: Leveraging Investment for Environmental Protection, Michael B. Gerrard, Charles E. Di Leva, John Rousakis, and Douglas Sims

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Greenhouse Gas Disclosure Requirements are Proliferating, Michael B. Gerrard

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Greenhouse Gases: Emerging Standards for Impact Review, Michael B. Gerrard

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Harnessing Information Technology to Improve the Environmental Impact Review Process, Michael B. Gerrard and Michael Herz

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Heat Waves: Legal Adaptation to the Most Lethal Climate Disaster (So Far), Michael B. Gerrard

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Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for their Contribution to Climate Change: Where Does the Law Stand?, Michael Burger and Jessica A. Wentz

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How Agency Science is Under Threat, Romany M. Webb

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How Biden’s Environmental Policies Will Affect New York, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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How Lawyers Can Help Save the Planet, Michael B. Gerrard and John C. Dernbach

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How SEQRA Cases Fared in 1998, Michael B. Gerrard

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Hurricane Katrina Decision Highlights Liability for Decaying Infrastructure, Michael B. Gerrard

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Increasing Use of Renewable Energy: Legal Techniques and Impediments, Michael B. Gerrard

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Integrating Climate Change Resilience Into HUD’s Disaster Recovery Program, Justin Gundlach and Channing R. Jones

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Introductory Comments: The Current State of Climate Change Law, Michael B. Gerrard

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"It's Not Easy Being Green": Local Initiatives, Preemption Problems, and the Market Participant Exception, Michael Burger

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Join the Parties: 25+ Ways to Promote Participation in Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Susan Biniaz

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Judicial Review Under SEQRA: A Statistical Study, Michael B. Gerrard

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Kyoto's Clean Development Mechanism in Action: India, China and Brazil, Michael B. Gerrard, Siddharth Sethy, Hui Xu, and Bruno Gagliardi

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La Victoria de Urgenda: El Inicio de la Lucha Judicial Frente Al Cambio Climatico, Teresa Parejo Navajas

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Legal Pathways for a Massive Increase in Utility-Scale Renewable Generation Capacity, Michael Gerrard

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Legal Pathways to Biden's Climate Goals, Michael B. Gerrard

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Legal Pathways to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Section 115 of the Clean Air Act, Michael Burger, Ann E. Carlson, Michael B. Gerrard, Jayni Foley Hein, Jason A. Schwartz, and Keith J. Benes

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Legal & Scientific Integrity in Advancing a "Land Degradation Neutral World", Shelley Welton, Michela Biasutti, and Michael B. Gerrard

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Legal Tools for Achieving Low Traffic Zones (LTZs): LEZ, ULEZ & Congestion Pricing in the U.S. Law Context, Amy E. Turner

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Legal Tools for Cities to Cope With Extreme Heat, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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Legislature Expands State’s Jurisdiction Over Freshwater Wetlands, Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

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L’évolution des Actions en Justice Climatique aux États-Unis, de George W. Bush à Donald Trump, Michael B. Gerrard

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Litigation Under SEQRA Declining, Exemption Use Is Rising, Michael B. Gerrard

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Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration, John C. Dernbach, Scott E. Schang, Robert W. Adler, Karol Boudreaux, John Bouman, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Kimberly Brown, Mikhail Chester, Michael B. Gerrard, Stephen Herzenberg, Samuel Markolf, Corey Malone-Smolla, Jane Nelson, Uma Outka, Tony Pipa, Alexandra Phelan, LeRoy Paddock, Jonathan D. Rosenbloom, William Snape, Anastasia Telesetsky, Gerald Torres, Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner, and Audra Wilson

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McCain vs. Obama on Environment, Energy, and Resources, Michael B. Gerrard

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Mexico's General Climate Change Law, Michael B. Gerrard and Anne Siders

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Michael Bloomberg's Environmental Record, Bill de Blasio's Promises, Michael B. Gerrard

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Microgrids and Resilience to Climate-Driven Impacts on Public Health, Justin Gundlach

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Migrants Can Make International Law, Ama Francis

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Model Green Building Ordinance for Municipalities Open for Comment, Michael B. Gerrard