The Japan-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPPA) of 2018 is the most far-reaching ‘megaregional’ economic agreement in force, with several major countries beyond its eleven negotiating countries also interested. Still bearing the stamp of the original US involvement before the Trump-era reversal, TPP is the first instance of ‘megaregulation’: a demanding combination of inter-state economic ordering and […]
By Danielle Spiegel-Feld and Richard B. Stewart The landmark building-efficiency legislation passed by the City Council this month will go a long way toward meeting the city’s climate goals. But it could impose major costs on owners of large buildings. With expensive retrofits and seven-figure fines looming, the city should allow the required emissions reductions […]
“If you wait until the species’ numbers are actually small enough that it’s going to become extinct, it may be difficult or too late,” said Richard Stewart NYU law professor. Read the full New York Times article, Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked.
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 […]
Authors: Michael Oppenheimer, Bryce Rudyk, Richard Stewart The likely future global climate regime, based on nationally determined, non-legally binding commitments, is not by itself likely to produce emissions reductions sufficient to prevent dangerous climate change. There is, however, already significant mitigation occurring outside the context of the UNFCCC that could potentially be scaled up to fill the gap. This […]
Professor Richard Stewart, Faculty Director at the Guarini Center, was cited in The Economist on the challenges posed by nuclear waste. Read the article here: Faff and Fallout
Authors: Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Richard B. Stewart, and Katrina M. Wyman The Guarini Center has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court supporting the US government’s position in the case EnerNOC v. Electric Power Supply Association. The outcome of this case will determine the extent to which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) can […]
See Nature’s article regarding climate change: Europe Braces for More Climate Litigation which quotes Richard Stewart, NYU Law Professor and Guarini Center Faculty Director; and Michael Oppenheimer, Visiting Professor of Law, NYU; Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton University.
See a New York Times article reporting that New Jersey has settled a case that was brought against Exxon Mobil Corp. in 2004, which quotes NYU Law Professor and Guarini Center Faculty Director Richard Stewart at length.
Shifting to a cleaner energy mix is essential to limit global temperature rise to the agreed 2-degree Celsius target as highlighted by the latest IPCC report. In order to achieve this, costs of renewable energy have to come down and markets need to be strengthened so as to allow for a scale-up of innovation, production, […]