Esmeralda Colombo

Esmeralda Colombo
University of Bergen | UiB · Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation

LLM Columbia Law School

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Introduction
PhD received in 2021 on access to justice in climate change matters (University of Bergen). FDCE - Yale University, U.S.A; LL.M. - Columbia University, U.S.A., Fulbright Scholar; LL.M. - College of Europe, Havel Promotion, Belgium; LL.M. and J.D. - Catholic University of Milan, Italy. Affiliate at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen (esmeralda.colombo@uib.no, https://www.uib.no/en/cet/124342/podcast-cet-climate-talks).

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The year 2020 proved to be a clarion call for global society. There is no longer doubt that increasingly we are experiencing unpredictable events, known as ‘black swans’, ranging from pandemics to financial meltdowns. One of the ’climate black swans’ against which experts have cautioned is the financial crisis caused by climate change. In this cont...
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Once more, the year 2021 has proved difficult for our world society. We are experiencing a suite of uncertain and unpredictable events, what Nassim Nicolas Taleb calls black swans, spanning from pandemics to financial meltdowns. One of the black swans that experts have cautioned against is the financial instability that climate change may engender....
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A commentary of the disappointing Norwegian climate case, this article sets the case within the broader context of global climate and energy justice, comparing it with similar litigation worldwide, specifically Urgenda, which was referenced in the case.
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Fear is mounting over the rise of animal-to-human, so-called zoonotic, diseases, in which category the 2019 coronavirus falls. This “once-in-a-century” pandemic, according to some politicians, is a quite foreseeable consequence in the eyes of scientists, due to climate change and biodiversity disturbance. Preventing the next pandemic by reconsideri...
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With only one case decided in climate change matters, Norway’s litigation landscape appears at its inception. Albeit a loss for the promoting NGOs and supportive civil society in terms of the remedies requested, the climate change lawsuit was effective in catalyzing public debate on fossil fuel policies and the role of courts. Yet, the subject matt...
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For the first time in the international climate regime, the Paris Agreement acknowledges the interconnection of climate action and human rights. In the aftermath of the 2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) “Special Report on Climate Change and Land,” the rights to food and to an adequate standard of living appear increasingly imp...
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Samandrag: Klimasøksmål Arktis er det fyrste og einaste klimasøksmålet i Noreg. I søksmålet løfta saksøkjarane fram sterk kritikk mot det dei oppfatta som ein paradoksal politikk i Noreg med å utvinne petroleum i Barentshavet. Mellom andre merknader påpeika saksøkjarane at dei økonomiske vurderingane regjeringa hadde gjort søraust i Barentshavet, i...
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My co-author and I wrote a chapter on the Italian legal culture. Is there such a thing as an Italian legal culture? How is legal culture defined, and its methodology established? We attempt to answer these questions with concrete examples, as well as insights from legal history, supranational law, and the comparative method originally developed by...
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At a time when climate litigation is soaring worldwide, some recurrent patterns among legal systems allow for a brief reflection on cosmopolitan justice. In a recent strand of cases (Urgenda, Leghari, Juliana v. Unites States and Earthlife), different courts have reached climate-protective rulings by applying constitutional provisions, along with i...
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This paper takes international climate change law norms as a given, and instead turns to their implementation in domestic courts as one of the possible enforcement strategies for advancing the protection of the climate. The enforcement of climate change law is overviewed at the international law level and portrayed in the context of domestic courts...
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The understanding of international law and domestic law as fundamentally intertwined is not a novel one. Nor is the factual and normative assumption that individuals are sometimes able to invoke international law norms specifically in domestic courts rather than in international settings. Nevertheless, attempts to understand whether international l...
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http://www.mondadoristore.it/Sistema-Musica-politica-Esmeralda-Colombo/eai978887255410/ This book attempts to shed light on a particular community program as a viable strategy for criminal policy. Upon entering correctional facilities we are faced with the most pervasive and expensive means to prevent future crimes. In light of the subsidiarity pr...

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Comparative and international law on old and new paradigms of rights