The Law and Policy of Climate Change
This course will examine legal and policy issues related to climate change. We will examine domestic responses to climate change, international treaties and European responses, issues related to the ethics of mitigation and adaptation, and the problem of deep uncertainty about the likely effects. Coverage will vary from examining the science and economics of climate change to large scale policy issues to legal issues related to existing environmental statutes and treaties.
Students will generally be required to take a 2 hour exam but students who wish to instead write a paper may do so with permission of the instructor for non-graduating students only.
David A. Weisbach