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Where do Presidential and Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Candidates Stand on Sustainability and Climate Change?
Students at Widener Commonwealth Law School have created two-column comparison charts to enable you to quickly compare and contrast the positions of major party candidates on a range of sustainability and climate change issues. The chart for the presidential race shows the positions of Hillary…
Paris to Earth: Act Locally Within a Global Framework
Paris—In the run-up to the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention, a short humorous video, “Earth to Paris,” was widely viewed. It was a call to delegates for take serious action on climate change at the conference. The Paris Agreement is being hailed as an…
Seriousness and Levity at the Paris Climate Conference
Paris—This is easily one of the most important conferences to the parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in the 21 years these conferences have been held. The Convention is a treaty that now has 195 member countries. The Convention does what its name suggests—it creates a framework for addressing climate change—but it imposes few…
Who is John Dernbach?
John C. Dernbach is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Widener University, Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, and director of its Environmental Law and Sustainability Center. John leads a project, Sustaining America, that reviews sustainable development efforts in the United States and makes recommendations for future action. Read on