Civil Society Contributions to Inclusive Climate Cooperation

Engagement among States and decentralized, creative problem solvers can enhance the requisite cooperation to pick up the pace of solution implementation to match the rate of climate change. Global ... Read More

Civil Society Contributions to Inclusive Climate Cooperation

Engagement among States and decentralized, creative problem solvers can enhance the requisite cooperation to pick up the pace of solution implementation to match the rate of climate change. Global organizing capability, information sharing and innovation have enmeshed governments and civil society into new governance relationships. Technology has facilitated this process for many, but the hardware and software that has led to […]

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Filling the Gaps in Canada’s Climate Change Strategy: “All Litigation, All the Time…”?

Canada has the dubious honor of being voted “Fossil of the Year” an unprecedented seven times. This includes the ignominious lifetime “Colossal Fossil” award of 2013. These fossil awards are handed out annually at the conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) Conference of the Parties’ (“COP”) to the State that […]

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An International Legal Framework for SE4All: Human Rights and Sustainable Development Law Imperatives

Energy is critical to all aspects of human development. Modern life is possible only because of the opportunities afforded by modern energy systems. From cooking, to lighting and heating, to transport, access to energy is critical. Governments around the world recognize the link between human development and access to safe, secure, and affordable sources of energy. However, many people around […]

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Environmental Justice Reimagined Through Human Security and Post-Modern Ecological Feminism: A Neglected Perspective on Climate Change

The modern feminist and environmental movements were given birth in the same decade, and both reached a critical developmental stage in the 1980s. The full extent of their relevance to each other was briefly explored in the 1990s in very limited legal literature, consisting primarily of three articles that began to explore the concept of […]

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“One Exam Determines One’s Life”: The 2014 Reforms to the Chinese National College Entrance Exam

The Chinese government is beginning to identify the numerous institutional barriers that migrant students face in accessing tertiary education and attempting to address the impediments to create an environment where all citizens, not just the elite, have access to higher education. Each June, Chinese high school seniors sit for probably the most important exam they will ever take, the national college […]

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The (Inter)national Strategy: An Ivory Trade Ban in the United States and China

In February 2014, newspapers and commentators broadcasted the news: the United States is banning ivory sales. The US Fish and Wildlife Service, in a Director’s Order, imposed a moratorium on the importation of all ivory with limited exceptions for non-commercial use. The agency further promises to restrict exports and domestic trade in the future, thereby enacting a near-complete ban on […]

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When is Cross-Boarder Insolvency Recognition Manifestly Contrary to Public Policy?

Section 1506 (the “Public Policy Exception” or “§ 1506”) under Title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) allows US courts to refuse to take an action under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code if the action would be manifestly contrary to the public policy of the United States. A few US bankruptcy courts have invoked the Public […]

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