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The U.S. Falls Behind Majority of the World in Reducing CO2 Emissions: The Case for Rejoining the Paris Agreement.

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By Alexandra Lauren Horn, Esq., a U.S. Attorney, admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey, with a Certificate in International Law and an interest in Environmental Law and Human Rights. Note you can also download this article as a Word Document or PDF with full footnotes/endnotes below the post.

On November 4, 2020, while most of the world was obsessively watching the growing vote count between President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden, the U.S. formally withdrew from the 2015 Paris Agreement.[i]

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Will the Heat Networks Bill warm up the District Heating Sector in Scotland ?

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The Scottish Government has committed to a 35% reduction in carbon emissions from heating domestic properties by 2032 and a reduction in carbon emissions from heating non-domestic properties of 70% by 2032. In this post, Solicitor and 2050 Climate Group volunteer Alex Irwin explains some of the significant challenges in decarbonising heat, a number of notable aspects of the Heat Networks Bill in Scotland and the need for more legislation pertaining to sustainable heat.

The carbon emissions from heating domestic homes account for around 13% of the UK’s annual carbon emissions. The carbon emissions from heating homes is comparable to the contribution of all petrol and diesel cars in the UK. 

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Top 100 Legal Blogs on Environmental Law

Feedspot are putting together a list of their top 100 environmental law blogs here. We’re grateful for them to include us and if you can suggest any others for them to add please do so.

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Top 35+ Climate Change Law Influencers to Follow on Twitter

The following are some of the top climate change legal influencers on Twitter. They are some of the best lawyers, legal academics and legal organisations trying to turn the tide on climate change through change in the law across many different jurisdictions.

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The [Chancery Lane] Project is Re-wiring Contracts and Laws to fight Climate Change

Thanks to Lynette Purves for highlighting this to me some time ago, the [Chancery Lane] Project is doing some incredible work in helping to re-wire contracts and create model laws to enable communities and businesses to fight climate change.

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What Is Climate Change Law?

Climate change law encompasses the policies and regulations implemented throughout the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conquer global warming, and prevent climate change.

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What Is the UK Doing to Stop Climate Change?

Greenhouse gasses, global warming, and catastrophic climate change have been subjects of controversy for decades, and time is running out, but the UK is making impressive strides in its efforts to protect the planet. 

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Is the Paris Agreement Legally Binding?

Since President Donald Trump formally began to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement in 2019, the question of whether the agreement is legally binding has been up for debate.

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What Is the US Doing to Stop Climate Change?

Although the Trump Administration formally began to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement in April 2019, federal, regional, state, and local efforts to combat global warming remain strong.

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Welcome to Climate Change Blawg – Legal Updates & Insights on our Climate Crisis

Average global temperatures from 2014 to 2018 compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies; as per Wikipedia article on Global Warming here.

Welcome to Climate Change Blawg.

With 97% of climate scientists agreeing that human activity is causing a global climate crisis, it’s more important than ever before that the law helps us, and not hinders us, at this critical time.

Our mission is to share useful insights in respect of law and legal regulation in respect of climate change and hopefully to make a contribution in respect of changing and improving climate change law across the world.

Contributions from like-minded people welcome.

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