Tag Archives: Climate Change

Sept 22, 2016 – Voice of (Climate) Change in the Middle East

A Conversation with HE Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates Thursday, September 22, 12:00-1:00pm NYU School of Law Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 245 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi was appointed UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment in February 2016. This portfolio […]

Washington Post: “The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future”

Guarini Center affiliate and NYU School of Law visiting professor Michael Oppenheimer is quoted in a recent Washington Post column that profiles a new high-profile scientific study. The study in question, led by James Hansen of Columbia’s Earth Institute, claims that prominent projections of sea-level rise in the coming decades may fail to account for climatic feedback effects […]

Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule “provides strong incentives for innovation” in Electricity Sector

NEW YORK- Richard B. Stewart, Director of the Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law at New York University School of Law issued the following statement: “Today’s power plant carbon regulatory initiative by the Obama administration is a major step forward in addressing climate change. By allowing wide flexibility, including cap and trade […]

Marshall Islands’ Minister Tony de Brum talks about climate leadership from the Pacific islands

On Thursday, September 26th, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Senator Tony de Brum, the Minister in Assistance to the President (equivalent to a Vice President), joined Professor Paolo Galizzi’s International Environmental Law class to talk about climate change in the Pacific and their recent work to spur greater commitments in the international climate change […]

The National Immigration Policy Option: Limits and Potential, in Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate

Author: Katrina M. Wyman Download this publication here. Climate change may force the inhabitants of small, low-lying island nations to relocate to other countries. There are concerns, however, that neither existing international law nor the domestic immigration laws of likely destination states afford an adequate right of refuge to these future climate refugees. These concerns […]