Podcast

Rebooting Justice, an interview with Benjamin Barton

Did you ever need a lawyer, but couldn't afford one? This problem, known as access to justice (or lack thereof), is becoming more and more acute for more and more people. Benjamin Barton and Stephonos Bibas have published a book titled ...
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The Green Amendment – Securing our right to a healthy environment

Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments ...
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Sustainability and Governance – Taking Steps for the Future

Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Christine Harada, the former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration.  Ms. Harada is currently working with the XPRIZE Foundation as a Bold Innovator, developing the next XPRIZE for Clean Air.  Christine is also a Senior Fellow with the Los Angeles CleanTech ...
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Regenerative Agriculture

In this epispode, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews David R. Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is author of The Hidden Half of Nature and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, as well as other award-winning popular science ...
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The Logic and Controversies of Geoengineering

In this podcast hosted by Professor Myanna Dellinger, Dr. Stefan Schäfer presents his view on the pros and cons of the ever-controversial, but, in his view, also promising aspects of climate geoengineering. Dr. Stefan Schäfer is a political scientist interested in the history, ...
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Super Smart Energy Grids

In this podcast, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Dr. Armin Haas on how smart energy grids could solve some of the issues surrounding sustainable energy. Armin Haas is a senior researcher in the Systemic Risk project of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam(IASS), and leads ...
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Water Resources Management

In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger interviews Dr. Falk Schmidt on his experience and views regarding water resource management in today's world. Dr. Falk Schmidt studied at Free University Berlin Philosophy, Business and Law. He got his PhD in Political Sciences, focusing on global freshwater governance. ...
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Transitioning Energy

In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger interviews Craig Morris on his experience and views regarding how the German energy sector transitioned from fossil fuels to modern energy sources through grass-roots movements. The lessons learned have been adopted by other other countries and maybe there is ...
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Climate Geoengineering and Its Governance

What can we do today to work toward adequate governance of climate engineering down the road? In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger discusses with Matthias Honegger why governance urgently requires a global conversation open to all, which can help unearth concerns, risks and ...
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Loss and Damage under the Paris Agreement

In this interview, recorded August 10th, 2016, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Wil Burns on Loss and Damage under the Paris Agreement. Wil Burns is the Co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment in the School of International Service at American University. He formerly directed the Energy ...
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Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in the United States EPA Regime

This interview was recorded on July 11th, 2016. Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Rick Reibstein about the the problems and issues surrounding the compliance and enforcement of environmental issues. Rick Reibstein teaches environmental law to nonlawyers at BU and Harvard Extension School. He spent almost three decades with the state ...
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Volkswagen Emission “Dieselgate” Scandal, Part II

This interview was recorded on June 9th, 2016. Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Professor of Law Gregory C. Keating of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law about the issues surrounding the Volkswagen Diesel emission scandal.  Professor Keating joined the USC Law faculty ...
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Volkswagen Emission “Dieselgate” Scandal, Part I

In the first of a two part series, Professor Dellinger interviews Björn Fasterling regarding the scandal that has rocked Volkswagen in what is now being called "Dieselgate". Björn Fasterling is professor of law and the head of the law faculty at EDHEC Business School ...
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Nuclear Power in France and Beyond, Part III

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, it has become clear that fossil fuels must be left in the ground. Nuclear power has resurfaced on the scene as a potentially viable energy source after the phase-out of fossil fuels. ...
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Nuclear Power in France and Beyond, Part II

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, it has become clear that fossil fuels must be left in the ground. Nuclear power has resurfaced on the scene as a potentially viable energy source after the phase-out of fossil fuels. ...
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Nuclear Power in France and Beyond, Part I

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, it has become clear that fossil fuels must be left in the ground.  Nuclear power has resurfaced on the scene as a potentially viable energy source after the phase-out of fossil fuels. ...
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Environmental Law in China: A Paper Tiger or Actual Change?

China has declared “war on pollution” with several new environmental laws and the willingness to take action against climate change.  Awareness of the severe and lingering environmental problems in China is increasing, both domestically and externally.  Does this truly mean ...
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Asset Owners Disclosure Project

Looking beyond COP21: How will asset owners respond to an international climate agreement and the global energy transition to low-carbon? Given the sluggishness of regulatory action against climate change in most nations and at the international scale, many companies continue ...
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The Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations – part 2

On March 1, 2015, a group of experts in international law, human rights law, environmental law, and other law adopted the Oslo Principles on Global Obligations to Reduce Climate Change. These experts came from national and international courts, universities and organizations located ...
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The Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations

On March 1, 2015, a group of experts in international law, human rights law, environmental law, and other law adopted the Oslo Principles on Global Obligations to Reduce Climate Change. These experts came from national and international courts, universities and ...
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Kenya, Environment and Public Participation

In this podcast, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews attorney Ruth Nzioka who is a legal intern with the Institute for Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG) in Nairobi, Kenya. ILEG is an independent, non-profit public interest law and policy organization ...
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Atmospheric Trust Litigation

Does anyone have legal rights to “the atmosphere” and thus a stable climate? Professor of Law Mary Wood argues that governments in the United States and abroad hold the atmosphere in trust for the general public and are thus accountable ...
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CO2 Warning Labels on Gas Pumps in Berkeley, California

Starting in the spring of 2015, the city of Berkeley, California, will require that warning labels featuring the following text be affixed to gas station pumps: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that consumption of energy products derived ...
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Climate Geoengineering

Climate change... should it be solved by governments at various scales or by technological innovation? Or is there a third path involving both options? In this podcast, Dr. Wil Burns discusses how climate geoengineering might find some valuable use as ...
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