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Field Notes from the Super-Storm Sandy Catastrophe

Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)

November 4, 2012

Sandy struck a strategically important city in a strategically important country within days of a strategically important election. Climate justice has many synergistic and sometimes competing dimensions. Irrespective of the degree to which climate change contributes to any given weather event, climate change has an aggregate effect of increasing the need for effective disaster response. This essay argues that prioritizing human rights and environment in the context of energy-climate-water decision-making offers a best practice model for climate mitigation and adaptive resilience.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Law, Super-storm Sandy, Hurricane, Dynamic Governance, Cooperative Federalism, Renewable Clean Energy Innovation, Mitigation, Sustainable Development, Disaster Risk Management, Public Participation, Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, HR, Energy Security

JEL Classification: A1, C8, D1, D4, D6, D7, D8, D9, E2, E6, F4, H1, H2, H4, H5, H7, H8, I1, I18, I19, I2, I3, J1, K1, K2

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Date posted: November 5, 2012  

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Burleson, Elizabeth, Field Notes from the Super-Storm Sandy Catastrophe (November 4, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2171080 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2171080

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Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author)
BurlesonInstitute.org ( email )
London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
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