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The Challenge and Opportunity of Deep Decarbonization
The national debate about climate change has reached a crucial point. We have had eight years of modest progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The best known and most controversial part of that effort is the Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from…
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 historic breakthrough by political leaders, nongovernmental organizations, and…
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