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Legal Adaptation to Global Warming




2017 Spring

About This Class

Adaptation is a necessary and unavoidable complement to mitigation measures required to address the challenge of climate change. Legal Adaptation to Climate Change addresses how rising sea levels, higher temperatures, changes in precipitation and other physical consequences of climate change will put pressure on established laws and legal institutions that were developed based on the assumption of a stable climate. The course will also explore potential new legal and policy tools for maintaining economic, social, political and environmental security in dramatically changing circumstances. The course explores climate change adaptation in both the domestic and international contexts.
Method of evaluation: Final paper; AWR (yes)

Class Code



Environmental Law