Inside the Minds: The Legal Impact of Climate Change
The Legal Impact of Climate Change analyzes the current state of climate change regulation and what lawyers and their clients can expect as global warming continues to move from the news to reality to affecting a company's bottom line and future ability to grow. Written by attorneys at national law firms from across the country, the book outlines recent environmental regulations and details how companies should alter corporate practices to best comply with the new laws and expected regulation by governments worldwide. The authors analyze further proposed environmental legislation and how it will affect existing regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, and how it will only increase the importance of corporate strategies that mitigate emissions today as good business practice.
In their chapter titled "Managing the Challenges of Climate Change Regulation for the Built Environment," Sedgwick attorneys Earl Hagström, Jonathan Rodriguez and Dennis Raglin look specifically at how climate change legislation is – and will continue to – affect the construction industry and, particularly, the emerging green building environment in America. Climate change legislation promises new challenges for this growing segment of the economy, including potential product liability theories untested before, while promising significant financial opportunities for those companies who harness this legislation. Those in the fields of green buildings and construction will particularly benefit from the insights offered in this chapter.
The book can be purchased here.