Climate Law Project

Climate change is arguably the most pressing environmental issue facing humanity today. Little doubt now exists that human activities are causing an overall warming. Further, this warming has significant potential implications for agriculture, the spread of disease, sea level rise, polar ice, and biological diversity. At the same time, curbing climate change with minimum interference on the global economy and the need to continue raising the quality of life, particularly for the poor, will take creative and innovative law and policy making at all levels. As governments around the world discuss how best to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, the Climate Law Project strives to develop and promote innovative legal approaches to climate change, including approaches to carbon emissions trading, technology transfers, liability for climate change, and carbon financing.