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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Papers

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Attribution Science in Takings Litigation, Daniel J. Metzger

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Authority of Pacific Island States to Regulate Greenhouse Gases from the International Shipping Sector, Meredith Wilensky

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Breaking the Cycle of "Flood-Rebuild-Repeat": Local and State Options to Improve Substantial Damage and Improvement Standards in the National Flood Insurance Program, Dena Adler and Joel Scata

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Carbon Capture and Storage Policy in China, Yan Gu

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Carbon Pricing in New York ISO Markets: Federal and State Issues, Justin Gundlach and Romany M. Webb

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Cash for Clunky Appliances, Anna S. Fleder

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Climate Attribution Science and The Endangered Species Act, Jessica A. Wentz

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Climate Change and Innovation in Brazil: Threats and Opportunities, Gabriel Wedy and Cacia Pimentel

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Climate Change and International Peace and Security: Possible Roles for the U.N. Security Council in Addressing Climate Change, Dane Warren

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Climate Change Impacts on the Bulk Power System: Assessing Vulnerabilities and Planning for Resilience, Justin Gundlach and Romany M. Webb

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Climate Change in the Courts: An Assessment of Non-U.S. Climate Litigation, Meredith Wilensky

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Climate Financing Options: An Assessment for Columbia World Project – Ghana Household Energy, Ama Francis

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Climate Legislation and Litigation in Brazil, Gabriel Wedy

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Compilation of International Authorities Supporting Specific Measures to Combat Climate Change, Fiona Kinniburgh

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Considering the Effects of Climate Change on Natural Resources in Environmental Review and Planning Documents: Guidelines for Agencies and Practitioners, Jessica A. Wentz

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Deploying Advanced Metering Infrastructure on the Natural Gas System: Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities, Romany M. Webb

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Digest of Hydraulic Fracturing Cases, Smita Walavalkar

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Electricity Sector Adaptation to Heat Waves, Sofia Aivalioti

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Encouraging Energy Efficiency through NEPA Comments, Adam Reidel

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Encouraging Energy Efficiency through the Clean Air Act, Moneen Nasmith

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Envisioning Resilient Electrical Infrastructure: A Policy Framework for Incorporating Future Climate Change into Electricity Sector Planning, Sam C.A. Nierop

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EPA's Impending Greenhouse Gas Regulations: Digging through the Morass of Litigation, Gregory E. Wannier

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Federal Implementation Plans for Controlling Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants: A Primer Exploring the Issues, Daniel Selmi

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Federal Regulatory Barriers to Grid-Deployed Energy Storage, Andrew Meyer

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Feeding Climate Change: Federal Food Procurement and Its Effects on Global Warming, Amanda Hungerford

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Flag State Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Regulatory Authority of Flags of Convenience and Franchised Registries, Alyssa Kutner and Meredith Wilensky

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Free-Movement Agreements & Climate-Induced Migration: A Caribbean Case Study, Ama Francis

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Global Governance of Environmental Mobility: Latin America & the Caribbean, Ama Francis

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"Green" Product Procurement Policy in the European Union: Treatment of Lifecycle Carbon Analysis and Environmental PPM Restrictions, Shawna Ganley

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Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change, Daniel W.E. Holt

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Helping New Jersey State Agencies and Departments Align Their Actions with GHG Reduction Mandates and Environmental Justice Principles, Jennifer Danis and Zoe Makoul

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How Did Federal Environmental Impact Statements Address Climate Change in 2016?, Saloni Jain, Omri Klagsbald, Giovanna Leigh Crozier-Fitzgerald, Taylor Quinn, and Elana Sulakshana

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How Existing Environmental Laws Respond to Climate Change and Its Mitigation, Justin Gundlach

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How Much Does the Existing Regulatory Patchwork Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?, Justin Gundlach

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HUD Doesn't Need New Legislative Authority to Better Integrate Climate Change Resilience into Its Disaster Recovery Program, Justin Gundlach and Channing R. Jones

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Human Rights and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Ensuring Adequate Protection of Human Rights in the SDM and ITMO Frameworks, Romany M. Webb and Jessica A. Wentz

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I Beg to Differ: Taking Account of National Circumstances under the Paris Agreement, the ICAO Market-Based Measure, and the Montreal Protocol’s HFC Amendment, Susan Biniaz

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Increasing Gasoline Octane Levels to Reduce Vehicle Emissions: A Review of Federal and State Authority, Romany M. Webb

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Legal Implications for the U.S. in Transferring CCS Technology to China, Amy Ward

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Legal Issues in Integrated, Multi-Pollutant Planning for Energy and Air Quality, Shawna Ganley and Shelley Welton

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Legal Issues in Regulating Imports in State and Regional Cap and Trade Programs, Erin Parlar, Michael Babakitis, and Shelley Welton

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Legal Levers For Cleaner Air in Kolkata: An Assessment of Local Legal Authority, Ama Francis

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Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: Clean Water Act Permitting and Funding Programs, Channing R. Jones

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Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: Flood Insurance, Matt Sienkiewicz

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Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: NEPA, Jennier Klein and Ethan Strell

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Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: Securities Law, Nina Hart

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Legal Tools For Climate Adaptation Advocacy: The Electric Grid and Its Regulators – FERC and State Public Utility Commissions, Payal Nanavati and Justin Gundlach

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Livestock and Climate Change – Annotated Bibliography, Julia Christian, Andrew Kirchner, Derek Nelson, and Jessica A. Wentz

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Local Law Provisions for Climate Change Adaptation, Justin Gundlach and P. Dane Warren

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Memorandum on China’s Measures for Addressing Sea Level Change, Zhang Zhongmin

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Moving at a Glacial Pace: What Can State Attorneys General Do about SEC Inattention to Nondisclosure of Financially Material Risks arising from Climate Change?, Nina Hart

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NEPA and Downstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions of U.S. Coal Exports, Elizabeth Sheargold and Smita Walavalkar

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Ontario’s Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act: Pious Aspirations or New Dawn?, Damilola Olawuyi

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Painting REDD Offsets Green: A Case for Statutory Deuteranopia, Rommel Casis

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Potential Liability of Governments for Failure to Prepare for Climate Change, Jennier Klein

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Preemption and Alteration of EPA and State Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases in the Kerry-Lieberman Bill, Bradford McCormick and Hannah Chang

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Prison Preparedness and Legal Obligations To Protect Prisoners During Natural Disasters, William Omorogieva

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Putting Green Infrastructure on Private Property in New York City, Justin Gundlach

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Removing Carbon Dioxide Through Artificial Upwelling and Downwelling: Legal Challenges and Opportunities, Romany M. Webb, Korey Silverman-Roati, and Michael B. Gerrard

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Research Governance, Michael Burger and Justin Gundlach

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Reverse Environmental Assessment Analysis for the Adaptation of Projects, Plans, and Programs to the Effects of Climate Change in the EU Evaluation of the Proposal for an EIA Directive, Teresa Parejo-Navajas

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Sea-Level Rise and Changing Times for Florida Local Governments, David Markell

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Setting the Table for an International Environmental Agreement: A Beginner's Guide to Negotiating Mandates, Susan Biniaz

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State Hazard Mitigation Plans & Climate Change: Rating the States 2019 Update, Dena P. Adler and Emma Gosliner

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States Should Think Twice Before Refusing Any Response to EPA's Clean Power Rules, Daniel Selmi

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Summary: Combating Climate Change with Section 115 of the Clean Air Act, Jonathan Cannon, Ann E. Carlson, Greg Dotson, Michael B. Gerrard, Justin Gundlach, Jayni Foley Hein, Cale Jaffe, Michael A. Livermore, Jason A. Schwartz, Daniel Selmi, Jessica A. Wentz, Philip S. Barnett, Keith J. Benes, and Alexandra E. Teitz

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Survey of Climate Change Considerations in Federal Environmental Impact Statements, 2012-2014, Jessica A. Wentz, Grant Glovin, and Adrian Ang

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Survey of Greenhouse Gas Considerations in Federal Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments for Fossil Fuel-Related Projects, 2017-2018, Madeleine Siegel and Alexander Loznak

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Technology Transfer and Dissemination Under the UNFCCC: Achievements and New Perspectives, Stéphanie Chuffart

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The Built Environment, Justin Gundlach and Jennier Klein

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The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s Environmental Justice Promise, Hillary Aidun, Julia Li, and Antonia Pereira

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The Contact Group on Somali Piracy: An Unlikely Model for Protecting the Environment?, Susan Biniaz

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The Costs of Carbon: Examining the Competitiveness and International Trade Dimensions of the Waxman-Markey House Bill, Svetlana German

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The Day After Tomorrow: A Survey Of How Gulf Coast State Utility Commissions and Utilities are Preparing for Future Storms, Katherine Carey

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The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal, Romany M. Webb

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The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal: Volume 2 – Legal Issues Associated with Materials Sourcing, Romany M. Webb

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The Legal Basis for IMO Climate Measures, Aoife O'Leary and Jennifer Brown

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The Price of Climate Deregulation: Adding Up the Costs and Benefits of Federal Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards, Nadra Rahman and Jessica A. Wentz

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To Negotiate a Carbon Tax: A Rough Map of Policy Interactions, Tradeoffs, and Risks, Justin Gundlach

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Towards a Greenhouse Gas Labeling Regime for Food, Travis Annatoyn

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Transparency and ICAO's Aviation Offsetting Scheme: Two Separate Concepts?, Aoife O'Leary

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U.S. Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump: Year One, Dena P. Adler

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U.S. Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump: Year Two, Dena P. Adler

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U.S. Climate Litigation in the Age of Trump: Full Term, Korey Silverman-Roati

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Using Online Databasing to Unlock the Full Value of Environmental Impact Assessments, Jessica A. Wentz

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Using Online Databasing to Unlock the Full Value of Environmental Impact Assessments, Jessica A. Wentz

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What Happened to Byrd-Hagel? Its Curious Absence From Evaluations of The Paris Agreement, Susan Biniaz

Podcasts

Defending the Planet Ep0: Introducing Defending the Planet, Michael B. Gerrard, Shannon R. Marcoux, and Andrew C. Revkin

Defending the Planet Ep1: The Biden Reset, Michael B. Gerrard, Catherine McCabe, and Jedediah S. Purdy

Defending the Planet Ep2: The Power of States, Michael B. Gerrard, Steve Bullock, and Jessica Bulman-Pozen

Defending the Planet Ep3: Back in the Paris Pact, Michael B. Gerrard, Laurence Tubiana, and Susan Biniaz

Defending the Planet Ep4: Climate Change in the Courts, Michael B. Gerrard, Michael Burger, and Peter Lehner

Defending the Planet Ep5: The Climate Refugee Crisis, Michael B. Gerrard, Michael W. Doyle, and Ama Francis

Defending the Planet Ep6: Environmental Justice, Michael B. Gerrard, Olatunde C.A. Johnson, and Ruth Santiago

Presentations

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Designing and Maintaining an EIS Database: Lessons Learned in Developing Library-based Digital Repositories, Robert T. Cartolano

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Developing an Online Database of Environmental Impact Statements, Nilda Mesa

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EIS Database Design Considerations, Sritharan Vinayagamoorthy

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EIS Database Technical Considerations: Geospatial, Kytt MacManus

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EIS User Case Study: Legal Research and Advocacy, Jessica A. Wentz

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Environmental Law: Time to Reboot, James Gustave Speth