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Land Use Strategies that Mitigate Climate Change

By John R. Nolon

The ABA’s House of Delegates unanimously adopted a resolution in August 2019 addressing the urgent problems posed by climate change. It urged all levels of government as well as the private sector to “to recognize their obligation to address climate change and take action” to “[r]educe U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or below as soon as possible[.]” ABA Resolution. The resolution also urged Congress to adopt legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on sustainable development principles and to engage in “constructive international discussions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change[.]” Id. Finally, addressing practitioners, it urged lawyers “to advise their clients of the risks and opportunities that climate change provides.” Id.

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