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Forum tackles nuclear safety and climate change

Richard Stewart, University Professor and John Edward Sexton Professor of Law, moderated the November 30 Milbank Tweed Forum. Titled “Global Warming or Nuclear Meltdown? The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima,” the discussion took on issues ranging from fears of nuclear proliferation to the recent crisis at the Fukushima plant in Japan, and, on the […]

Dialogue on the Trade Dimensions of Rio+20

The green economy within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication is one of the themes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in 2012. The trade dimension of sustainable development and the green economy have so far attracted a more limited attention despite the importance of the issues […]

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Serge Lepeltier, French Ambassador for Climate Negotiations, holds climate discussions at NYU

After having been on campus with French Minister for Ecology, Nathalie Kozcuisko-MOrizet, Serge Lepeltier, the French Ambassador for Climate Negotiations returned with his climate advisors from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss climate finance in the lead up to the Durban climate conference. Participating were professors and fellows from NYU and its research partners, […]

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French Minister for Ecology, discusses new sources of climate finance

French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport, and Housing Nathalie Koscuisko-Morizet was the lead speaker at “From Fast-Start to Long-Term Finance for Climate Protection: The Need for New Funding Sources,” a panel discussion held April 11 at NYU Law on mobilizing international finance to combat climate change. Other participants included Assistant U.N. Secretary General for Policy and […]

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Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, holds roundtable

On September 23, the Global Climate Finance Project at NYU Law hosted a consultative workshop on climate finance with Connie Hedegaard, the European commissioner for climate action. Hedegaard discussed issues relating to climate finance with a group of NYU professors and fellows, as well as colleagues from Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Environmental Defense Fund, the […]

Carbon Capture & Storage Global Legal Symposium

On March 15, legal scholars and practitioners, along with engineers, geologists, and policy makers, came together at the Law School for the two-day Carbon Capture & Storage Global Legal Symposium. CCS, as it is known, aims to combat global climate change by trapping carbon dioxide emissions from places such as refineries and factories, and, then sequestering it underground. […]

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Abu Dhabi Conference on Climate Change: Financing Green Development

This conference, held May 3-5 in Abu Dhabi was focussed on building robust and workable climate finance mechanisms that will secure developing country participation, support sustainable development, and leverage cost-effective solutions to mitigating climate change. Successfully meeting the challenge of climate change is not only an environmental imperative, but also a huge economic challenge as […]