The Guarini Center advances innovative energy and environmental policies for a sustainable and equitable economy.

Drawing upon our faculty and fellows’ diverse areas of expertise, we tackle pressing issues from the local to global level.​

The Guarini Center announces leadership transition

From the Guarini Center:

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we recognize the passing of Professor Richard B. Stewart, founder and faculty director of the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law. Dick was a brilliant legal academic and a mentor to us at the Guarini Center and countless others. His dedication, leadership, and boundless passion for addressing complex environmental challenges inspired generations of students, scholars, and practitioners.

A true visionary, Dick established the Center in 1993. The breadth of projects that the Center works on are a tribute to Dick’s wide-ranging intellectual interests. He set high standards, and was unfailingly generous and gracious with his time and encouragement.

All of us at the Guarini Center are deeply grateful for Dick’s leadership over the years. As we mourn his loss, we recommit ourselves to carrying forward his legacy by continuing our mission—his mission. We extend our deepest condolences to Dick’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. We hope that his memory will live on in the work we do.

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In collaboration with the NYU Wild Animal Welfare Program and the Law, Animal and Ethics Program at Yale Law School, this first-of-its-kind policy brief from the Guarini Center describes how local governments can incorporate wild animal welfare considerations into their institutions, planning processes, and policies on land use and the built environment.

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The Guarini Center conducts research and issues publications that further our mission of facilitating the transition to a robust low-carbon economy.

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