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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Presentations

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Northwestern University Transportation Library EIS Collection – Our History, Roberto A. Sarmiento

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Use Cases for EIS Databases, Malanding S. Jaiteh

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Using EIAs in our Research, Madison E. Condon

Reports

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Carbon Offshoring: the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Coal Exports, Daniel M. Firger, Robert Denicola, Katherine English, Daniel Raichel, Ross Wolfarth, and Kennan Zhong

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Cities Climate Law: A Legal Framework for Local Action in the U.S., Amy E. Turner and Michael Burger

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Climate Change and Human Rights, Michael Burger and Jessica A. Wentz

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Climate Change and Human Trafficking After the Paris Climate Agreement, Michael Gerrard

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Climate Change, Coming Soon to a Court Near You – Report Four: International Climate Change Legal Frameworks, Maria Cecilia T. Sicango

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Climate Change, Coming Soon to a Court Near You – Report One: Report Series Purpose and Introduction to Climate Science, Briony Eales

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Climate Change, Coming Soon to a Court Near You – Report Two: Climate Litigation in Asia and the Pacific and Beyond, Briony Eales, Ama Francis, Michael Burger, Romany M. Webb, Jessica A. Wentz, Dena Adler, Gregorio Rafael P. Bueta, and Francesse Joy J. Cordon-Navarro

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Climate Change Litigation After Supreme Court Ruling in American Electric Power v. Connecticut, Mark Fulton and Michael B. Gerrard

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Climate Recommendations For a New Democratic President and a New Congress: A Compilation, Clara Grieder and Jordan Gerow

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Climate Reregulation in a Biden Administration, Michael Burger, Daniel J. Metzger, Hillary Aidun, and Susan Biniaz

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Climate Risk in the Electricity Sector: Legal Obligations to Advance Climate Resilience Planning by Electric Utilities, Romany M. Webb, Michael Panfil, and Sarah Ladin

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Compilation of Recommendations to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New York State, Kate Marsh, Neely McKee, and Jordan Gerow

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Consideration of Climate Change in Federal EISs, 2009-2011, Patrick Woolsey

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Court Ruling Gives Green Light to EPA GHG Regulations – Positive for Natural Gas, Renewables, and Efficient Vehicles, Mark Fulton, Michael B. Gerrard, Jake Baker, and Lucy Cotter

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Discussion of Climate Change-Related Water Impacts in Federal Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), January-September 2012, Cathy Li

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Evaluating Climate Risk in NEPA Reviews: Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform, Romany M. Webb, Michael Panfil, Stephanie H. Jones, and Dena Adler

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Incorporating Climate Change in NEPA Reviews: Recommendations for Reform, Michael Burger, Romany M. Webb, and Jessica A. Wentz

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Managed Coastal Retreat: A Legal Handbook on Shifting Development Away from Vulnerable Areas, Anne Siders

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Opposition to Renewable Energy Facilities in the United States, Hillary Aidun, Radhika Goyal, Kate Marsh, Neely McKee, and Maris Welch

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Opposition to Renewable Energy Facilities in the United States: March 2022 Edition, Hillary Aidun, Jacob Elkin, Radhika Goyal, Kate Marsh, Neely McKee, Maris Welch, Leah Adelman, and Shane Finn

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Policy Readiness for Offshore Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Northeast, Romany Webb and Michael Gerrard

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Principles of International Law and the Adoption of a Market-Based Mechanism for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shipping, Hillary Aidun, Daniel J. Metzger, and Michael B. Gerrard

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Public Utilities Commissions & Energy Efficiency: A Handbook of Legal and Regulatory Tools for Commissioners & Advocates, Shelley Welton, Chen Xu, Brian Troxler, Chao Huang, Andrew Kirchner, Krista Yacovone, and Maria Hristova

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Regulating Imports into RGGI: Toward a Legal, Workable Solution, Shelley Welton, Michael Gerrard, and Jason Munster

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Removing Carbon Dioxide Through Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement and Seaweed Cultivation: Legal Challenges and Opportunities, Romany M. Webb, Korey Silverman-Roati, and Michael B. Gerrard

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Removing Carbon Dioxide Through Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement: Legal Challenges and Opportunities, Romany M. Webb, Korey Silverman-Roati, and Michael B. Gerrard

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

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State Hazard Mitigation Plans and Climate Change: Rating the States, Matthew Babcock

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The Legal Framework for Offshore Carbon Capture and Storage in Canada, Romany M. Webb and Michael B. Gerrard

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The Opportunities for and Hurdles to Combined Heat and Power in New York City, Alexis Saba, Bianca Howard, Michael Gerrard, and Vijay Modi

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The Status of Climate Change Litigation: A Global Review, Michael Burger and Justin Gundlach

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Threats to the Brazilian Environment and Environmental Policy, Thomas J. Trebat, Laura Nora, and Inga Caldwell

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Using New York Law to Advance Equity in the Transportation & Climate Initiative Program, Hillary Aidun, Ama Francis, and Michael B. Gerrard

Reports/Policy Papers

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Conference Report: Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to Action, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Working Papers

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Assisted Migration: A Viable Conservation Strategy to Preserve the Biodiversity of Threatened Island Nations?, Jessica A. Wentz

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Bundling Solutions for Financing Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects in Residential and Commercial Buildings, Michael Kerstetter

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Cap-and-Trade Under The Clean Air Act?: Rethinking Section 115, Hannah Chang

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Climate Change Securities Disclosures in Australia, Amanda Liu

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Colorado’s Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act: Encouraging Conversion of Coal Plants to Natural Gas, Jonathan Talamini

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Developing Municipal Wind Energy Ordinances in New York State, Jason James

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International Executive Agreements on Climate Change, Hannah Chang

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Measurement, Reporting & Verification of Chinese Mitigation Commitments, Quiyan Zhao

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Municipal Green Building Ordinances in the U.S., Marne Sussman

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Red China Going Green: The Emergence and Current Development of Carbon Emissions Trading in the World's Largest Carbon Emitter, Xiaotang Wang

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The EPA’s Proposed Transport Rule: Implications for Climate Change Regulation, Jessica A. Wentz

Working Papers

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America's Zero Carbon Action Plan: Federal Legislative and Administrative Framework, John C. Dernbach and Michael B. Gerrard

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Harmonizing Climate Change Policy and International Investment Law: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities, Daniel M. Firger and Michael Gerrard

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