Dorsey Panelist on Climate Change, the Role of Law

Michael Dorsey

Michael Dorsey

Michael Dorsey, fellow of the College of the Environment, visiting professor of environmental studies, was one of four panelists who discussed “Climate Change and the World Court: The Role of Law” during the Doha Sustainability Expo, held Dec. 3 in Qatar. The panelists questioned, “What is a state’s responsibility to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions under international law?”

Dorsey also reviewed a campaign founded by the Ambassadors for Responsibility on Climate Change that sought an emissions-related advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice.

The expo was part of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to