Climate Change

Call for Papers: IV TRAMEREN International Conference

The Centre for International Law and Governance, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy & Land Use Law, New York University School of Law welcome proposals for paper presentations at the IV TRAMEREN International Conference on Enhancing Climate Action beyond the State, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 1-2, 2022. LEARN MORE

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Counting What We Consume: How Cities Can More Accurately Count Their Contributions to Climate Change

When U.S. cities estimate the greenhouse gas emissions for which they are responsible, cities tend to focus on the emissions that come from activities within their borders and from generating electricity to meet local needs. This approach undercounts cities’ contributions to climate change because it leaves out the GHG emissions that come from the production of …

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Climate Ambition and Sustainable Development for a New Decade: A Catalytic Framework

This paper examines the Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA) and discusses options to improve sub‐ and non‐state involvement in post‐2020 climate governance. A framework that stimulates sub‐ and non‐state action is a necessary complement to national governmental action, as the latter falls short of achieving low‐carbon and climate‐resilient development as envisaged in the Paris Agreement. …

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Arctic Environmental and Climate Change Governance

The Third International TRAMEREN conference seeks to explore environmental governance in the Arctic by examining institutions, actors and interactions in emerging issues in Arctic ocean governance, such as conservation of marine living resources, the use of the marine Arctic for extractive industries, climate change impacts, and maritime transport issues. Building on the 2016 I TRAMEREN Conference on Maritime …

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Clean and Resilient Power for Caribbean States

The Caribbean hurricanes of 2017 made clear that many of the islands’ power systems are woefully unprepared to withstand the increasingly severe weather events that climate change is generating. Perhaps no island exemplified this inadequacy better than Puerto Rico; one month after hurricane Maria barreled into the island, approximately eighty percent of its population was …

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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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Building Blocks: A Strategy for Near-Term Climate Action

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 new structure. Building blocks focus on multiple transnational …

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