Climate Change: Law and Policy
Course SummaryClimate change will be a core concern that will influence policy and economic activity for years to come. It raises classic issues of distributional justice, law and science, risk, uncertainty and precaution, litigation strategy, technology policy, and international relations. Students will leave this course with an understanding of the sources and impacts of climate change, the key state, national and international policies, and the role of law.
Reading Material1. Global Climate Change and U.S. Law
Gerrard, M. B., Ed. (2007). Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, ABA.
2. Field notes from a catastrophe: man, nature, and climate change
Kolbert, E. (2006). Field notes from a catastrophe: man, nature, and climate change, New York: Bloomsbury.