Environmental Law Society

Forbes on the "Inside The Paris Agreement" Event with Sue Biniaz

Inside The Paris Agreement: How The World Agreed To 'Balance' Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Jeff McMahon
Forbes
February 3, 2016

“One of the lessons there was, sometimes you can reach agreement by getting rid of terms and just explaining what you mean,” Biniaz said.

One surprise in the final draft of the Paris Agreement was a pledge by nearly all the world’s countries “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.”

It was a wordier phrase than had appeared in previous drafts and proposals, and one likely to prove more effective.

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Global efforts to limit carbon emissions are to date insufficient to prevent dangerous and rapid warming of the climate.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open

Date: 
05.05.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

citro@uchicago.edu

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Environmental Law Society, the Law and Technology Society, and the Human Rights Law Society.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Energy Generation in the Urban Environment

Date: 
04.07.2014
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

kclausing@uchicago.edu

Law of the Land and the Environmental Law Society present a lunch panel discussing the growth of urban, alternative energy generation projects nationwide and locally in Chicago.  Focusing on Chicago-based projects including ComEd's City Solar project, a 10MW solar installation on a 41-acre brownfield in West Pullman, the panel will examine the particular legal obstacles for urban, alternat

Panel: "The Local Battle Against Climate Change"

On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private corporations play? How do local efforts interact with state, federal, and global initiatives?


68:17 minutes (62.51 MB)

Abrams Env. Law Clinic, ACS and ELS Present: The Local Battle Against Climate Change

Date: 
04.09.2013
Location: 
Room I

The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society present a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private corporations play? How do local efforts interact with state, federal, and global initiatives?

Environmental Law Society Farmers' Market Trip

Date: 
10.16.2010
Location: 
Lincoln Park

Please contact the Environmental Law Society at els@law.uchicago.edu if you're interested in joining us for a Farmers' Market Trip on Saturday, Oct. 16th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Environmental Law Society presents National Resource Defense Council's Midwest Office

Henry Henderson is Program Director of the NRDC's Midwest Office. Shannon Fisk is the lead litigation attorney in the Midwest Office regarding coal power plants. This talk was recorded on April 22, 2010 and was sponsored by the Environmental Law Society.


56:16 minutes (51.52 MB)

Environmental Law Society Panel on Litigating Climate Change

Jane Montgomery and Joshua More are partners at Schiff Hardin; Mark Palmero is EPA Associate Counsel Region 5. This talk was recorded April 19, 2010 and sponsored by the Environmental Law Society.


60:27 minutes (55.35 MB)
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