ELJ-Masthead

Can the Public Trust Doctrine Save Western Groundwater? 18 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 412 (2010)

Author: Danielle Spiegel-Feld Nationwide, Americans pump approximately eighty-three billion gallons of groundwater per day. 1This staggering rate of withdrawal is unsustainable in many areas and jeopardizes the longevity of one of our most vital natural resources. Several authors have proposed extending the public trust doctrine 3 to groundwater to force greater conservation. They hope that if the public […]

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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Breaking the Logjam: Environmental Protection that Will Work

Authors: David Schoenbrod, Richard Stewart & Katrina Wyman After several decades of significant but incomplete successes, environmental protection in the United States is stuck. Administrations under presidents of both parties have fallen well short of the goals of their environmental statutes. Schoenbrod, Stewart, and Wyman, distinguished scholars in the field of environmental law, identify the core […]

Harvard Project

Climate Finance: Key Concepts and Ways Forward Policy Brief, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements December 2, 2009.

Authors: Richard Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury and Bryce Rudyk Climate finance is fundamental to curbing anthropogenic climate change. Compared, however, to the negotiations over emissions reduction timetables, commitments, and architectures, climate finance issues have received only limited and belated attention. Assuring delivery and appropriate use of the financial resources needed to achieve emissions reductions and secure […]

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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 […]