Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Founding Year: 2009

Staff: 18


Michael Burger (Executive Director)

As part of Columbia Law School, they develop legal techniques to fight climate change, resources on climate law and regulation, model laws and best practices.

Program Areas:

  • Adaptation Law– Encouraging short- and longer-term adaptation efforts at all levels of government and by private actors as well.
  • Clean Air Act– Controlling greenhouse gas emissions under existing law.
  • Environmental Assessment– Ensuring that climate change receives due consideration in environmental reviews.
  • Energy Law– Advancing the decarbonization of the U.S. energy sector and improving the resilience of energy systems.
  • Securities and Climate Finance– Using law to mobilize funds for climate action and ensure that companies disclose climate risks.
  • Natural Resources– Helping natural resource managers to account for the effects of climate change in planning and management decisions.
  • International Law– Working towards international solutions to climate change.
  • Human Rights– Addressing the nexus between human rights and climate change.




Sabin Center for Climate Change Law contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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