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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Friday, May 13, 2022

Adapting To a 4°C World

Karrigan Bork (University of California Davis), Karen Bradshaw (Arizona State University), Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne (Ohio State University), Robin Kundis Craig (University South Carolina), Sarah Fox (Northern Illinois University), Joshua Galperin (Pace University), Keith H. Hirokawa (Albany Law School), Shi-Ling Hsu (Florida State University), Katrina Fischer Kuh (Pace University), Kevin J. Lynch (University of Denver), Michele Okoh (Duke University), Jessica Owley (University of Miami), Melissa Powers (Lewis & Clark University), Shannon Roesler (University of Iowa), J. B. Ruhl (Vanderbilt University), James E. Salzman (University of California), David Takacs (University of California Hastings), Clifford Villa (University of New Mexico), Adapting To a 4°C World, 52 Env’t Law Rep. (2022):

he Paris Agreement’s goal to hold warming to 1.5°-2°C above pre-industrial levels now appears unrealistic. Profs. Robin Kundis Craig and J.B. Ruhl have recently argued that because a 4°C world may be likely, we must recognize the disruptive consequences of such a world and respond by reimagining governance structures to meet the challenges of adapting to it. In this latest in a biannual series of essays, they and other members of the Environmental Law Collaborative explore what 4°C might mean for a variety of current legal doctrines, planning policies, governance structures, and institutions.

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