Archive for the 'Sustainable Development' Category

Nov 12 2012

Climate Change and Sustainable Development: A Perspective from Britain

Cambridge, United Kingdom—Stars and a full moon covered the sky over this city on the night that the eye of Hurricane Sandy crossed over my house in Pennsylvania. And, at the end of BBC’s all-night coverage of the presidential election, Mitt Romney gave his concession speech just as the sky began to lighten. Such is […]

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Jun 22 2012

Law for Sustainability: A View from Rio de Janeiro

What role can law and lawyers play in the quest for sustainability?  That question has been discussed in a wide variety of side events here, including a Colloquium on Environmental Law and Justice at the Supreme Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, a World Meeting of Environmental Lawyers at the Rio de Janeiro […]

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Jun 19 2012

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development—A Tale of Two Narratives

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development here in Rio de Janeiro is occurring on the 20th anniversary of the famous 1992 Earth Summit, also in Rio de Janeiro.  At the Earth Summit, heads of state did not just say that sustainable development is a good idea.  They also, and more importantly, pledged to make it […]

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Sep 08 2010

Environmental Law Center Looks at Sustainability Record of Pennsylvania Candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate

“The motto for the Environmental Law Center is Law for Sustainability,” says Distinguished Professor John C. Dernbach, adding, “Governors and Senators make a lot of decisions that create and implement law.” With that in mind, Professor Dernbach has worked closely with some of his students to provide information on the Environmental Law Center’s blog about […]

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Sep 01 2010

How Green are our 2010 PA Candidates for Senator and Governor?

Coming soon in September 2010,  we will be adding a new  section to the Environmental Law Center Blog. The new section  is based on a simple but powerful premise: Sustainable development would make Pennsylvania more livable, healthy, secure, and prosperous. Policies that promote sustainability would help grow our economy, create jobs, improve quality of life […]

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Feb 16 2010

Constitutional Law/Environmental Law Conference, Co-Sponsored by Berkeley, Georgetown, and the Environmental Law Institute, Georgetown Law Center, Friday, February 26, 2009

On February 26, 2010, Dan Farber, Doug Kysar, Rob Glicksman and I will be on a panel at Georgetown about emerging issues at the intersection of Constitutional and Environmental Law. We’ll puzzle over recent developments and the constitutional shape of environmental law to come. There is much to discuss. We have the limitations on judicial […]

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Jan 15 2010

Message From New Orleans – Part 1

Message From New Orleans – Part 1 The Association of American Law Schools held its annual meeting in New Orleans from January 6 to 10, 2010, the first time AALS returned to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck in August of 2005.  On January 7, I attended the Joint Program of the Sections on Environmental […]

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