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272.3 sec. 001 - Climate Change and the Law (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Robert D. Infelise  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1


    Th 11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
    Location: Law 145
    From August 22, 2019
    To November 22, 2019

Course Start: August 22, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019
Class Number: 32609

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 26
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 34
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

The U.S. is only beginning to acknowledge and confront what will likely be the 21st Century’s greatest environmental challenges, mitigating the human contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of global warming. If we are going to effectively face these challenges, every level of government will have to develop policies and strategies that will change much about the way we currently live.
A single semester does not provide enough time to even touch upon the range of issues raised by global warming. So this course will instead largely focus on pivotal developments in three clusters - mitigation, adaptation and environmental justice:
Mitigation: EPA’s evolving regulatory authority since Massachusetts v. EPA, including the potential for the 2015 Paris Agreement to expand EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions; and the efficacy of California’s cap-and-trade program.
Adaptation: Water scarcity and rights; the effect of sea level rise on property rights, including “rolling” beach easements, beach renourishment, managed retreat and removal requirements.
Environmental Justice: Food insecurity; natural disasters; and the distributional inequalities in cap-and-trade regimes.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law

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  • Climate Change Law
    Daniel A. Farber, Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781634592949
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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