Month: July 2013

An Unstoppable Tide: Creating Environmental and Human Rights Law from the Bottom Up, 15 Or. Rev. Int’l L. 63

This article argues that bottom-up, polycentric developments within national and international environmental and human rights law present potent alternatives to traditional top-down solutions, especially in relation to problems that require urgent legal action such as climate change. The article does not suggest that traditional solutions are no longer called for. Rather, it promotes action from …

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Localizing Climate Change Action, 14 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 603

Waiting for national- and supranational-level actors to reach a broadly based and substantively effective agreement on climate change mitigation is like waiting for Godot – unlikely to happen, at least at a substantively early enough point in time. The December 2012 negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) umbrella yet again …

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