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Sussman et al. 2010

Sussman, E., D. Major, R. Deming, P.R. Esterman, A. Fadil, A. Fisher, F. Fucci, R. Gordon, C. Harris, J.K. Healy, C. Howe, G. Port, K. Robb, J.A. Smith, and G. Suchman, 2010: Law and regulation. Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 1196, 87-112, doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05319.x.

This chapter examines a wide range of current environmental laws and regulations at all levels relevant to New York City to determine their applicability to climate change adaptation efforts, and also examines some basic legal frameworks that govern infrastructure, which also need to adapt (see CPL, Appendix C, for further information). Laws applicable to New York City are enacted by legislative bodies, the U.S. Congress, the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Council. Regulations, as the term is used in this chapter, are issued by governmental agencies or authorities and have the force of law and may be issued in many forms, including rules, orders, procedures, and administrative codes. The chapter discusses initiatives New York City has already undertaken and also suggests additional measures that might be useful in fostering adaptation to climate change. New laws and regulations and an examination of legal and regulatory impediments may be required that reflect the changes to the city's environmental baselines and the environment in which infrastructure is operating; however, this was beyond the scope of this work. The intent of this chapter is to provide a broad outline of the principal areas of the law that can be explored to advance adaptation measures. A complete menu of possible revisions or an identification of all laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels, which might be useful to an adaptation analysis, is beyond the scope of the chapter, and indeed many of the investigations required to undertake such a comprehensive review remain to be implemented.

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  author={Sussman, E. and Major, D. and Deming, R. and Esterman, P. R. and Fadil, A. and Fisher, A. and Fucci, F. and Gordon, R. and Harris, C. and Healy, J. K. and Howe, C. and Port, G. and Robb, K. and Smith, J. A. and Suchman, G.},
  title={Law and regulation},
  journal={Ann. New York Acad. Sci.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - su01100t
AU  - Sussman, E.
AU  - Major, D.
AU  - Deming, R.
AU  - Esterman, P. R.
AU  - Fadil, A.
AU  - Fisher, A.
AU  - Fucci, F.
AU  - Gordon, R.
AU  - Harris, C.
AU  - Healy, J. K.
AU  - Howe, C.
AU  - Port, G.
AU  - Robb, K.
AU  - Smith, J. A.
AU  - Suchman, G.
PY  - 2010
TI  - Law and regulation
JA  - Ann. New York Acad. Sci.
VL  - 1196
SP  - 87
EP  - 112
DO  - 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05319.x
ER  -

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