A Climate of Extremes: Transboundary Conflict Resolution

47 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2007 Last revised: 8 May 2013

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Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)


This Article examines evolving climate change policy. In April 2007 Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency clarified that the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. This Supreme Court ruling coincided with the United Nations Security Council's decision to put climate change on its agenda. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that anthropogenic climate change has impacted the natural world and human societies. Scientific and governmental consensus has coalesced that multilateral climate mitigation and adaptation must be implemented. International institutions, governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and civil society can achieve multilateral greenhouse gas mitigation and climate adaptation.

Keywords: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Clean Technology Transfer, Administrative Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, International Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law, Politics, Science and Technology, Transportation Law, and Water Law

JEL Classification: A12, C7, C8, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, F00, H00, I00, K00, L5, L9

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, A Climate of Extremes: Transboundary Conflict Resolution. Climate Change Symposium, Vermont Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 477, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1017003

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author)

BurlesonInstitute.org ( email )

London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
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