EcoPerspectives Blog

Ready for COP: The Secret Weapon Against Climate Change? Family Planning

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Kelsey Bain Family Planning may be the most cost-effective weapon against climate change. At least according to a new report from the University of California, San... More...

Ready for COP: COP21 Begins in 24 Hours: Will a Paris Agreement [Decrease] [Solve] [Do Nothing On] Climate Change?

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By  Professor Tracy Bach If all politics are local, but greenhouse gases find their way into the atmosphere’s international space, how can the global community act collectively... More...

“Almost no nation is stretching”

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By  Professor Tracy Bach So says Bill McKibben in his recent New Yorker article chronicling the political shift on climate change he sees occurring right now.  McKibben points to three... More...

Ready for COP: Economic growth and climate change

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Madhavi Venkatesan Each generation inherits a world that was created out of beliefs contemporary and relevant to a certain time. These beliefs affect prevailing values; values,... More...

Ready for COP: Growing Pains: Are GMOs an Adaptation Solution for Growing, Hungry Populations Affected by Climate Change?

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Bonnie Smith Chronic hunger plagues 805 million people worldwide. Although this is 100 million less than 10 years ago, the future of food security remains uncertain in... More...

Ready for COP: Saying Goodbye to Cultural Landmarks

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Kelsey Bain Sea-level rise is an unavoidable threat facing our planet in the coming century. Even avoiding increasing global temperatures above 2°C likely wont save us... More...

COP21: Threat to Public Policy?

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Katherine Dressel The European Union recently celebrated 30 years of the border-free Schengen Area, a crucial pillar of the European Single Market. Schengen cooperation guards... More...

Ready for COP: The Role of Gender in Climate Politics

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Sara Barnowski Climate change is proven – the vast majority of the scientific community, along with many major businesses and nearly every major insurance provider,... More...

Ready for COP: Feet on the Ground: Low-Carbon Travel to Paris

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation. __________________________________________ By Annie Warner “A challenge that remains is to motivate the many participants of conferences and meetings to reduce their own carbon footprint, especially from travel.” So... More...

Ready for COP: The Significance of Defined Consensus

   The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation. __________________________________________ By Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD Given the defined divide in country specific stakeholders concerns, along with the lens of personal circumstances and beliefs, that promotes a heterogeneity... More...