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by Richard Ottinger From April 3-5, 2011 Shakeel Kazmi and I represented Pace and IUCN at the final Preparatory Commission Meeting and the Inaugural Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  We also had an hour-long meeting with IRENA’s newly elected Director General, Adnan Amin […]

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by Daniel E. Estrin Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Law School In this age of partisan warfare, of politicians voting strictly along party lines, and of misguided efforts to eviscerate the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental regulation as we know it, it’s fascinating to look back and revisit the passage of the Water Pollution Control Act Amendments […]

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by John Nolon The report released today by the Pew Charitable Trusts explains the dramatic uptick in attention sustainable development law now enjoys. Pew reports that private investments in G-20 clean power projects could total $2.3 trillion by the end of the decade (Pew provides interactive graphics with country snapshots and projections for investment and […]

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Old Climate Change Clip

by John Nolon Just came across this link to an old Frank Capra film clip (The Unchained Goddess).  It’s from 1958 and describes what we now know as climate change science, warning that “even now, man may be unwittingly changing the world’s climate through the waste products of his civilization.”  In less than a minute […]

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David Cassuto (x post from Animal Blawg) From the email — another fab-o opportunity for students interested in animal issues. Animal Welfare Trust is currently seeking applicants for our 2011 Student Grant Program. The grant provides up to $5000 per recipient for graduate students to work on an independent research project under faculty supervision or […]

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by Sam Capasso Pace’s Land Use Law Center recently held a conference on the existing legal framework supporting sustainable development entitled “Rediscovering Sustainable Development Law.”  Professor John Nolon, the head of the Land Use Law Center, welcomed the attendees with a brief discussion of the history of sustainable development law. We were then fortunate enough […]

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David Cassuto (x post from Animal Blawg) Thirty-some years ago, researchers attempting to determine if tobacco smoke was toxic put mice in boxes filled with smoke.  The mice didn’t develop cancer at the rate human smokers did.  One could conclude that tobacco was not a carcinogen but, of course, that would be wrong.  The problem […]

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