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272.3 sec. 001 - Climate Change and the Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Robert D. Infelise  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

Meeting:

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From January 21, 2021
    To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 21, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 32785
Class Number: 32785

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 39
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM


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 re-nourishment, 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
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law

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Books:
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  • Climate Change Law
    Daniel A. Farber, Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne
    Edition: 2018
    Publisher: West Academic/Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781634592949
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Farber-and-Carlarnes-Climate-Change-Law-Concepts-and-Insights-Series-9781640202436
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $49.00
    Price Source: user provided

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