Cooperative Federalism and Climate Change: New Meaning to 'Think Globally - Act Locally'

10 Pages Posted: 31 May 2010  

Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: June 1, 2010

Abstract

This Article briefly discusses examples of the limited involvement and recognition states have carved out for local governments in state-level climate action plans. The main focus of the Article follows with an examination of the high level of largely uncoordinated activity taking place at the local government level, including innovative strategies worthy of replication throughout the country. The Article concludes with recommendations for cooperative approaches to be introduced at the federal and state levels to harness the power and opportunities of acting locally to address significant global challenges.

Keywords: climate change, cooperative federalism, climate action plans, global warming, green development, mitigation, alternative energy, green procurement

JEL Classification: K11, K32

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia, Cooperative Federalism and Climate Change: New Meaning to 'Think Globally - Act Locally' (June 1, 2010). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 40, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1617933

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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