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Integrating Sustainable Development Planning And Climate Change Management: A Challenge To Planners And Land Use Attorneys, John R. Nolon 2011 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Integrating Sustainable Development Planning And Climate Change Management: A Challenge To Planners And Land Use Attorneys, John R. Nolon

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This essay is based on our new book, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell (West 2011) which describes the close relationship between sustainable development and climate change management. It begins with a discussion of recent discussions and agreements at the international level and it provides a brief history of sustainable development and climate change policy. The article then explores national and local strategies to address sustainable development goals. Local planning and zoning, transit oriented development, energy efficiency and green infrastructure issues are also addressed.


A Game Of Old Maid: The Ninth Circuit Establishes When The Owner-Operator Is Determined For Cercla Liability In California V. Hearthside Residential Corp., Dustin M. Glazier 2011 Brigham Young University Law School

A Game Of Old Maid: The Ninth Circuit Establishes When The Owner-Operator Is Determined For Cercla Liability In California V. Hearthside Residential Corp., Dustin M. Glazier

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Balancing The “Zoning Budget”, Roderick M. Hills Jr., David Schleicher 2011 New York University

Balancing The “Zoning Budget”, Roderick M. Hills Jr., David Schleicher

New York University Law and Economics Working Papers

The politics of urban land use frustrate even the best intentions. A number of cities have made strong political commitments to increasing their local housing supply in the face of a crisis of affordability and availability in urban housing. However, their decisions to engage in “up-zoning,” or increases in the areas in which new housing can be built, are often offset by even more “down-zoning” or laws that decrease the ability of residents in a designated area to build new housing as-of-right. The result is that housing availability does not increase by anywhere near the promises of elected officials.

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The Slings And Arrows Of Outrageous Fortune: Can You 'Lose' The Lottery But Still Win?, Mary J. Shariff, Darcy L. MacPherson 2011 University of Manitoba School of Law

The Slings And Arrows Of Outrageous Fortune: Can You 'Lose' The Lottery But Still Win?, Mary J. Shariff, Darcy L. Macpherson

Mary J. Shariff

This article discusses potential legal arguments that can be made for a lottery player in a seemingly hopeless situation: buying a winning lottery ticket immediately before the deadline, only to find out that the ticket was mistakenly dated for the next week’s draw. Although the lottery rules and regulations and the courts’ interpretation thereof are strongly slanted against lottery players, the authors nevertheless argue that a consistent and coherent application of traditional contact law principles could favor the claimant. They note that Canadian courts have rarely been consistent in their application of contract law to lottery situations, with courts ...


Brief Of Law Professors As Amici Curiae In Support Of Respondents, American Electric Power Co. V. State Of Connecticut, No. 10-174, James R. May, Stuart Banner 2011 University of California - Los Angeles

Brief Of Law Professors As Amici Curiae In Support Of Respondents, American Electric Power Co. V. State Of Connecticut, No. 10-174, James R. May, Stuart Banner

James R. May

No abstract provided.


Perspectives On Law Firm Sustainability, Howard S. Dakoff, John C. Dernbach 2011 Widener Univesity Commonwealth Law School

Perspectives On Law Firm Sustainability, Howard S. Dakoff, John C. Dernbach

John C. Dernbach

No abstract provided.


Professionalism, Celebrity Justice & Representation Of Unpopular Clients And Causes, Beau James Brock 2011 Selected Works

Professionalism, Celebrity Justice & Representation Of Unpopular Clients And Causes, Beau James Brock

Beau James Brock

Powerpoint professionalism presentation made a part of Inn of Court pskit on celebrity justice and representing the unpopular in our society.


Linking Environmental Justice And Pollution Prevention: Livable Communities And Cleaner Production, Robert Gottlieb 2011 Occidental College

Linking Environmental Justice And Pollution Prevention: Livable Communities And Cleaner Production, Robert Gottlieb

Robert Gottlieb

No abstract provided.


New Directions In Earth Rights, Environmental Rights And Human Rights: Six Facets Of Constitutionally Embedded Environmental Rights Worldwide, James May, Erin Daly 2011 Widener Law

New Directions In Earth Rights, Environmental Rights And Human Rights: Six Facets Of Constitutionally Embedded Environmental Rights Worldwide, James May, Erin Daly

Erin Daly

This essay provides an overview of the worldwide phenomenon of constitutional environmental rights. Since the Stockholm Convention, nearly 60 countries have constitutionally entrenched environmental rights, according their citizens basic rights to environmental quality in one form or another. The list is diverse politically, including countries with civil, common law, Islamic, and other traditions. Some of the more recent of these include Kenya in 2010, Ecuador in 2007, France in 2005, Afghanistan in 2004, and South Africa in 1996. As a result, domestic courts and international tribunals are enforcing constitutionally enshrined environmental rights with growing frequency, reflecting basic human rights to ...


Testimony Of Rena Steinzor…Before The U.S. House Of Representatives, Energy And Commerce Committee, Subcommittee On Environment And Economics. 112th Congress, 1st Session (2011)., Rena Steinzor 2011 University of Maryland School of Law

Testimony Of Rena Steinzor…Before The U.S. House Of Representatives, Energy And Commerce Committee, Subcommittee On Environment And Economics. 112th Congress, 1st Session (2011)., Rena Steinzor

Rena I. Steinzor

Environmental regulations have saved millions of lives, preventing chronic respiratory illness and heart attacks in cities across the country. These rules protect children from irreversible neurological damage, save billions of dollars in cleanup costs, and preserve water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. If anything, our regulatory system is dangerously weak, and Congress should focus on reviving it rather than eroding public protections….


Testimony Of Rena Steinzor…Before The U.S. House Of Representatives, Energy And Commerce Committee, Subcommittee On Environment And Economics. 112th Congress, 1st Session (2011)., Rena I. Steinzor 2011 University of Maryland School of Law

Testimony Of Rena Steinzor…Before The U.S. House Of Representatives, Energy And Commerce Committee, Subcommittee On Environment And Economics. 112th Congress, 1st Session (2011)., Rena I. Steinzor

Congressional Testimony

Environmental regulations have saved millions of lives, preventing chronic respiratory illness and heart attacks in cities across the country. These rules protect children from irreversible neurological damage, save billions of dollars in cleanup costs, and preserve water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. If anything, our regulatory system is dangerously weak, and Congress should focus on reviving it rather than eroding public protections….


Slides: Environmental Water In Australia, Chris Arnott 2011 University of Colorado Law School

Slides: Environmental Water In Australia, Chris Arnott

Conversation with Water Management Reps from Colorado and Australia: "Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons Learned from Australia" (February 14)

Presenter: Chris Arnott, Managing Director, Alluvium Consulting

30 slides


Slides: Adapting To Climate Change: Lessons Learnt From The Australian Water Experience, Will Fargher 2011 University of Colorado Law School

Slides: Adapting To Climate Change: Lessons Learnt From The Australian Water Experience, Will Fargher

Conversation with Water Management Reps from Colorado and Australia: "Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons Learned from Australia" (February 14)

Presenter: Will Fargher, National Water Commission, Australian Government

18 slides [4 have titles only and are missing images]


Environmental Problems Of Industrialization And Sustainable Development In Nigeria - A Review, Adejoh Iyaji 2011 SelectedWorks

Environmental Problems Of Industrialization And Sustainable Development In Nigeria - A Review, Adejoh Iyaji

Confluence Journal Environmental Studies (CJES), Kogi State University, Nigeria

The main objective of this paper is to examine the impact of the quest for industrialization on the environment in Nigeria; others include, the identification of the objectives of sustainable development as well as making recommendations that will lead to the much needed sustainable environment both for the present generation and generations yet unborn. The researcher relied principally on secondary sources of data for this paper which is theoretical in approach. Findings revealed the emergence of a host of environmental problems such as air pollution, deforestation, desertification, solid and hazardous waste problems in the wake of the quest for industrialization ...


El Derecho De Sucesiones Se Debe Atemperar A Los Cambios De La Sociedad Del Siglo Xxi, Edward Ivan Cueva 2011 SelectedWorks

El Derecho De Sucesiones Se Debe Atemperar A Los Cambios De La Sociedad Del Siglo Xxi, Edward Ivan Cueva

Edward Ivan Cueva

No abstract provided.


The Nonexistence Of Sustainability In International Maritime Shipping: Issues For Consideration, Chad J. McGuire, Helen Perivier 2011 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

The Nonexistence Of Sustainability In International Maritime Shipping: Issues For Consideration, Chad J. Mcguire, Helen Perivier

Chad J McGuire

There is an ongoing practice in the international shipping community that impacts fundamental notions of sustainability as defined in the peer-reviewed literature (WCED, 1987; Gladwin, Kennelly & Krause, 1995; McManus, 1996, Naess, 2003; McGregor, 2004). The practice is based in discounting the true costs of maritime shipping through a system of open registries. By engaging in such practices, there is an inherent failure by the international community to internalize the true costs (environmental, social, labor, etc.) associated with shipping. The result is a practice that artificially keeps the international costs of maritime shipping low at the expense of environmental and labor concerns. This ...


International Environmental Disputes And The Need For Court-Commissioned Independent Experts, Michael J. McDermott 2011 Boston College Law School

International Environmental Disputes And The Need For Court-Commissioned Independent Experts, Michael J. Mcdermott

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

In complex environmental disputes the International Court of Justice should utilize its investigatory powers to identify long-term environmental impacts before reaching legal conclusions. Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay highlights the ICJ’s current reluctance to utilize its investigatory powers—instead, the court relies on the parties’ contentious scientific submissions and fails to verify all potential environmental harms. In so doing, the court fails to conform to the international principle of sustainable development. This Comment identifies the Rules of Court and past cases that demonstrate that justices have the power to question expert witnesses and request independent investigation when evaluating ...


From Kyoto To Quito: Reassessing Oil Moratorium As An Effective Climate Change Policy From A Property-Based Approach, Patrick Wieland 2011 Yale Law School

From Kyoto To Quito: Reassessing Oil Moratorium As An Effective Climate Change Policy From A Property-Based Approach, Patrick Wieland

Student Scholarship Papers

Leaving oil reserves unexploited has been recently put forward as an innovative climate change policy. President Rafael Correa has announced Ecuador’s decision not to exploit one of its largest oil fields located in the Amazon in exchange for economic compensation from the international community for at least half of the revenue that would have otherwise come from extracting the oil (namely, $3.6 billion). This proposal has been praised for establishing the foundations of the “new economics of planet Earth” and for having the potential to become “a new paradigm for global conservation programs”. This paper criticizes the Yasuni-ITT ...


Decreasing Dirty Dumping? A Reevaluation Of Toxic Waste Colonialism And The Global Management Of Transboundary Hazardous Waste, Laura A. Pratt 2011 College of William & Mary Law School

Decreasing Dirty Dumping? A Reevaluation Of Toxic Waste Colonialism And The Global Management Of Transboundary Hazardous Waste, Laura A. Pratt

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Even though the phrase “toxic waste colonialism” has fallen out
of usage in the past ten years, the effective global management of transboundary
hazardous waste has yet to become an out-of-date topic. Starting
in the early 1980s, the international community sought to develop international
agreements governing the transboundary movement of hazardous
waste in order to protect developing countries from illegal “dirty dumping”
practices. Over twenty years have passed since the adoption of the Basel
Convention formed the foundation for other subsequent global protocols.
However, the ever-increasing global quantities of hazardous waste, including
the growing electronic waste issue, only exacerbate the ...


How The Law Mattered To The Mono Lake Ecosystem, Sherry A. Enzler 2011 College of William & Mary Law School

How The Law Mattered To The Mono Lake Ecosystem, Sherry A. Enzler

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

The 2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Board reported
unprecedented degradation of ecosystems and the services they provide
to human well-being which, if allowed to continue, would adversely affect
human health, security, and welfare. Our environmental legal authorities,
however, are not designed to protect the health of our nation’s ecosystems,
focusing instead on clean air, clean land, and clean water as a
single medium, often referred to as the silo approach to environmental
protection. Protecting ecosystems requires a systemic approach to the
environment in both policy and law; this in turn requires a change in our
approach to environmental protection. How ...


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