Ethical Convergence and the Endangered Species Act

This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. See the original post and leave a comment.  By Caitlin Troyer Busch, J.D. Candidate, Stanford Law School Introduction The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is both lauded and criticized as one of the most powerful environmental laws ever enacted. Proponents of the law praise it for protecting thousands of… Continue reading Ethical Convergence and the Endangered Species Act

Adapting the Paris Agreement

This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. See the original post and leave a comment.  By Bonnie Smith, Staff Editor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law INTRODUCTION For the first time in the history of international climate negotiations, adaptation has its own article in a legal text. Even more striking is that loss and damage, historically treated as… Continue reading Adapting the Paris Agreement

It Is Time For Oregon To Define Its Public Trust Duties

This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. See the original post and leave a comment.  By Olivier Jamin. Olivier Jamin is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he is the Online Journal Editor for Environmental Law. I. Introduction The public trust doctrine (PTD) is a concept under which states have the duty to preserve… Continue reading It Is Time For Oregon To Define Its Public Trust Duties

Towards a Middle Path: Loss & Damage in the 2015 Paris Agreement

This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. See the original post and leave a comment.  By Maryam Al-Dabbagh* Introduction In the lead-up to the Paris talks, the issue of loss and damage (L&D) was portrayed to be one of the biggest hurdles in the quest for an agreement. L&D had already suffered multiple drawbacks in… Continue reading Towards a Middle Path: Loss & Damage in the 2015 Paris Agreement