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No Reason To Wait: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through The Clean Air Act, William Snape Jun 2009

No Reason To Wait: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through The Clean Air Act, William Snape

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In the United States, the legal and policy response to global warming has always lagged far behind the urgency of the problem as articulated by scientists and borne out in the real world. In the past five years, this mismatch has reached frightening proportions, with Arctic sea ice and glaciers rapidly retreating, rising and acidifying seas, stronger storms, more frequent and intense droughts and heat waves, looming species extinction and the climate related-deaths of 300,000 people each year. Leading scientists warn that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have likely already exceeded safe levels and must therefore be reduced in the ...


Environmental Legal Research, Ripple Weistling Jan 2009

Environmental Legal Research, Ripple Weistling

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Environmental Law Research Guide, Ripple Weistling Jan 2009

Environmental Law Research Guide, Ripple Weistling

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Lessons Learned From The European Union’S Climate Policy, David Hunter Jan 2009

Lessons Learned From The European Union’S Climate Policy, David Hunter

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INTRODUCTION The United States, after ignoring climate policy for the last decade, now finds itself debating the merits of a national cap-and-trade policy. Currently, U.S. environmentalists are divided over whether to support the watered-down American Climate and Energy Security bill (ACES), also known as the Waxman-Markey bill. ACES passed the U.S. House of Representatives only after significant changes were made to address concerns from the coal industry and other powerful forces; and the bill likely faces even more compromises if it is to be passed in the U.S. Senate.' Supporters of the Waxman-Markey bill believe it is ...


Human Rights Implications Of Climate Change, David Hunter Jan 2009

Human Rights Implications Of Climate Change, David Hunter

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International Climate Negotiations: Opportunities And Challenges For The Obama Administration, David Hunter Jan 2009

International Climate Negotiations: Opportunities And Challenges For The Obama Administration, David Hunter

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This article is a discussion of the international dimensions of climate change policy facing the newly-elected Obama Administration, focusing on the Kyoto Protocol and subsequent Bali Road Map and Bali Action Plan. The Bali Action Plan set out a framework for negotiating a post-Kyoto agreement with binding commitments on all parties. The agreement is due to be finalized at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Copenhagen in December 2009, leaving the Obama Administration less than a year to shape its international climate policy and promote that policy effectively in the international negotiations.

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Integrating Global Health Into The International Response To Climate Change, Lindsay Wiley Jan 2009

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Integrating Global Health Into The International Response To Climate Change, Lindsay Wiley

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The potentially groundbreaking negotiations currently underway on the international response to climate change and national implementation of commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) include a number of hotly contested issues: (1) what degree of climate change is acceptable as a basis for emissions targets, (2) to what extent and in what ways climate change mitigation should incorporate emissions reductions or increased sinks for developing countries, (3) whether the legal regime governing mitigation can take advantage of the huge mitigation potential of changed practices in the land use and agricultural sectors, (4) how adaptation should be ...


Climate Change, Corporate Strategy, And Corporate Law Duties, Perry E. Wallace Jan 2009

Climate Change, Corporate Strategy, And Corporate Law Duties, Perry E. Wallace

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Although greenhouse-gas management now ranks among the world’s great challenges, this status did not obtain instantly—or easily. Today, however, reservations about the validity of global warming as a major threat are fading. They are fading, appropriately, as rapidly as some ice sheets and glaciers are melting. Indeed, the steady flow of new, compelling evidence joins an already considerable base of scientific, economic, and other certainties about the subject.

The result of this evolution in climate-change certainty has been major change of global dimensions. In notable ways, the structures and the functions of governmental, economic, and social institutions around ...