The Michel Serres Institute for Resources and Public Goods
Working on the development of conceptual, operational, legal and political instruments that restore resilient mechanisms and practices at regional and local levels of decision making through resource stewardship.
What brought you to explore novel legal approaches to climate disruption?
Professor Mary Wood reflects on how she began to explore novel legal approaches to the global problem of climate disruption.
A clarification of the public trust concept as it applies to the climate crisis
Environmental legal theorist Professor Mary Wood clarifies the public trust doctrine as it relates to the atmospheric trust litigation approach she has developed. That apprach is now being tested in U.S. federal court in the historic climate change lawsuit Juliana v. United States.
What is the public trust doctrine undergirding the Juliana vs the USA lawsuit?
Professor Mary Wood, originator of the atmospheric trust litigation approach put to the test in the historic climate lawsuit Juliana v. United States, explain the public trust doctrine and its significance.
What larger legal principles are at stake in Juliana v United States?
Julia Olson, co-founder of Our Children’s Trust, shares her thoughts on the larger legal principles at stake in the historic Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit, which she heads up as lead council. The case is scheduled for trial in federal court in autumn 2018.
Environmental Democracy Index
The EDI tracks the state of national laws protecting transparency, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making.