EcoPerspectives Blog

Is Avoiding Climate Change Causing a Market Bubble?

By Breanna Hayes When a person buys stock in a company, they are buying a share of that company’s assets. Therefore, if a company owns $30 million in assets and issues 5 million stock, each stock entitles its owner to $6 worth of equity. When stock is sold, however, the price is not necessarily its… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Just Peace through Climate Action

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Jenny Leech This year, the COP demonstrated the priority of climate justice by recognizing the first official Climate Justice Day on the UNFCCC Programme. The celebration of Climate… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Are Human Rights Lost and Damaged?

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Jonas Reagan Loss and Damage (L&D) includes the permanent loss of land, culture, and human life and will escalate existing tensions over increasingly scarce resources. This tension will… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Backbone of the Paris Agreement has undertones in ICAO’s CORSIA scheme

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Miranda Jensen International aviation emissions are not explicitly addressed under the Paris Agreement, but their successful regulation nevertheless relies on the same elements of transparency and global stocktake… Read more »

Reporting on COP: A New Dawn

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Julia Muench One year ago, parties to the UNFCCC signed the Paris Agreement, expecting it to come into force over the next four years as individual nations went… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Can Trump Trump the Paris Agreement?

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By DJ Haskin “How do you see the future of the Paris Agreement without, possibly, you?” On Thursday, Venezuela posed this question to the U.S. delegation during the facilitative… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Human Mobility in the Face of 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 COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Beth Bootz Human mobility in the face of climate change is an issue that is closely linked to Loss and Damage (L&D). Under Article 8 of the Paris… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Opening the scope of NDCs – “Blue Opportunities”

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Roxana-Andreea Mastor In a press briefing [on November 8th], Natalya Gallo and Dr. Lisa Levin from the Scripps Institutions of Oceanography, USCD, Julio Cordano on behalf of Chile… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Farming for the Future – Climate Change and Food Security

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Tori Scozzaro The United Nations weather agency recently announced that the past five years have been the hottest on record, with increasing evidence showing that this is man-made… Read more »

Reporting on COP: Using the Paris Agreement to Incorporate Indigenous Peoples Knowledge into Climate Change Policies

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP22 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Hannah Solomon Panelists presenting [November 8th] on indigenous peoples knowledge outlined land use and resource management practices adopted by indigenous peoples that are viable and sustainable approaches to… Read more »