Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Archives - State of the Planet

How Do We Dismantle Offshore Oil Structures Without Making the Public Pay?

If offshore oil installations are rapidly dismantled as a result of the transition to clean energy, the public, not companies, could end up paying. How to avoid this?

by Martin Lockman and Martin Dietrich Brauch |September 6, 2023

Montana Young People Have Won a Key Climate Case. What That Means—So Far.

A roundup of perspective on the United States’ first constitutional climate case.

by |August 16, 2023

Climate Lawsuits Are On The Rise. This Is What They’re Based On.

A new report from the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the United Nations says that climate litigation has more than doubled in the last five years, and is expected to continue to increase.

by |August 9, 2023

New Report Highlights the Complex Intersection of Antitrust Law and Sustainability Goals

The purpose of this new report is to provoke and support engagement among policymakers, private firms, and the wider public about the ways that competition policy can support sustainable development.

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Model Environmental Justice Bills, Aimed at State Legislators, Are Released

A new framework for legislators and advocates aims to promote environmental justice with exemplary tools to accelerate proposed policy changes.

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New Toolkit Models Climate Litigation Risk

A new report from the Sabin Center provides a climate adaptation toolkit for the insurance industry.

New Tool Monitors Implementation of Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

New York’s climate law is one of the strongest in the world. A new tracker helps to understand progress in implementing it.

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Report Finds 228 Local Restrictions Against Siting Wind, Solar, and Other Renewables

Renewable energy projects have encountered significant opposition in at least 45 states, according to a new report.

by Matthew Eisenson |May 31, 2023
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Harnessing the Ocean’s Power to Combat the Climate Crisis

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law is working to advance laws that facilitate safe and responsible ways of leveraging the ocean to remove carbon dioxide from the air.

by Tiffany Challe |April 21, 2023
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Climate School Internship Opportunities for Summer 2023

A variety of positions are available. Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 24.

by Yana Zeltser |April 10, 2023