Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future

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This report surveys existing law for legal issues that have arisen, or may arise in the future, on account of climate change and government responses thereto. These include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, liability for harms caused by climate change, water shortages, sea level rise, natural disasters, and how immigration/refugee law does not cover relocation due to climate change impacts.

Creator(s): Meltz, Robert
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 23, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Meltz, Robert

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 23, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report surveys existing law for legal issues that have arisen, or may arise in the future, on account of climate change and government responses thereto. These include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, liability for harms caused by climate change, water shortages, sea level rise, natural disasters, and how immigration/refugee law does not cover relocation due to climate change impacts.

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34 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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