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Climate Law & Policy

B506 is taught by D. Cole

Climate change presents enormous legal and policy challenges for society. This course examines those challenges and proposed solutions to them at all levels of governance. Students will learn about the science of climate change, the socio-economic consequences of rising global mean temperatures (along with uncertainties and other problems of climate modeling), climate change law and policies at international (e.g., United Nations processes and EU policies), national (focused predominantly on the US), regional, state, municipal and even private levels of governance, and climate change litigation. The goal of the course is to prepare students to engage effectively as lawyers and policy makers in the developing field of climate law and policy.