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Sept. 21, 2017 – We’ll Always Have Paris…Right?

Thursday, September 21, 6:00-7:30pm NYU School of Law Vanderbilt Hall 214 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE Although the Paris Agreement on climate change was signed in 2015 and came into force in 2017, it was only a shell of an agreement. Many details and rules remain to be worked out […]

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Sept. 20, 2017 – Carbon Pricing: Yes. But How?

Wednesday, September 20, 5:00-6:30pm NYU School of Law Snow Dining Room, 4th Floor 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE Carbon pricing has an important role to play in providing a broad signal to shift the world’s economies in order to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement. A recent report of […]

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NYT: New York City Should Grade Buildings on Energy Efficiency

“As President Trump retreats from his predecessor’s efforts to tackle climate change, it is more important than ever that our cities and states develop tools to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for the planet’s warming. In New York City, this means first and foremost cutting energy use in buildings, which accounts for over two-thirds […]

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Taxi Regulation in the Age of Uber

Uber and other apps for e-hailing taxis have transformed the taxi business in recent years. However, to date, U.S. regulators have not been especially innovative in responding to the emergence of Uber and the other apps. This article analyzes what taxi regulators should be doing in the age of taxi apps, for both e-hailed taxis […]

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May 2, 2017 – The Generator’s Perspective: The Outlook for Coal, Gas, and Nuclear Power Under Trump

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm NYU School of Law Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 Please register, here 1.5 CLE credits offered in the areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional. Join the Guarini Center for a panel discussion with energy industry experts on the […]

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March 2017: Building blocks: a strategy for near-term climate action

Authors: Richard Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer and Bryce Rudyk The Paris Agreement cemented a new framework for global climate policy based on the voluntary and non-legally binding emission reduction actions by both developed and developing countries. The building blocks strategy for climate action discussed in this Special Issue is well adapted to and strongly complements this […]

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April 20, 2017 – Expanding Green Roofs in NYC: A Dialogue with the City of Copenhagen

Green roofs promote a number of New York City’s environmental policy goals. They can cut a building’s electricity demand, filter harmful urban air pollutants including asthma-inducing particulate matter, provide disadvantaged communities with access to green space, and significantly reduce storm water runoff. Yet, despite their great potential, green roofs are still few and far between […]