Climate Law and Policy

    Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS)

    BECS was formed in 1989 to help guide research in the United States on the interactions between human activity and global environmental change. Working in conjunction with the National Research Council's Committee on Global Change Research, the committee serves as a source of broad scientific expertise and judgment for setting agendas for research on human-environment interactions.

    Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

    C2ES brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to work together to protect the climate while sustaining economic growth.

    Center for Climate Change Law

    The Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) at Columbia Law School develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains law students and lawyers in their use, and develops databases on climate law and regulation.

    Citizens Climate Lobby

    Nonpartisan, nonprofit group with 329 active chapters worldwide.

    Climate Crisis Coalition

    The Climate Crisis Coalition was founded in 2004 to create awareness and a sense of urgency about the climate crisis and to broaden the constituency of the climate action movement. Their mission is also to approach climate change from the holistic perspective that links issues of environmental, social and economic equity.

    Climate Impacts Group (CIG)

    CIG is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change on local communities in the western U.S. region, with most work focused on the Pacific Northwest.

    Institute of the North

    Institute of the North's mission is to serve Alaska's role as a key stakeholder in policy affecting the Arctic. Areas of special study include Alaska, the many regions of the Arctic, and other areas of the world that are wealthy in both human cultures and natural resources.

    Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

    In 2009, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) initiated the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, which includes representatives from more than 20 federal agencies. The Task Force has been called upon to develop federal recommendations for adapting to climate change impacts both domestically and internationally.

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): climate change page

    IUCN stresses that conserving and managing nature can also help people adapt to the impacts of climate change.

    National Ocean Council

    The NOC is a dual principal- and deputy-level committee whose function is to strengthen ocean governance and interagency and interjurisdictional coordination.

    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): global warming page

    NRDC is a not-for-profit environmental action group.

    Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM)

    The NIEM has a special focus on studying the law relating to (Arctic) indigenous peoples and environmental law as it applies in the Arctic and northern region.

    Three Degrees

    Climate justice project at University of Washington School of Law.

    Vanderbilt Climate Change Research Network

    The Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt includes a team of faculty and graduate students who are conducting theoretical and applied research on one of the most important and most widely overlooked sources of greenhouse gases: individual and household behavior.

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