U.S. Climate Regulation Tracker

From the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, the Climate Regulation Tracker is an online database of all climate change related regulations and other relevant actions by U.S. federal agencies. 

Web links to climate change regulations and guidance documents are maintained for the following agencies: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service (USFS), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Energy (DOE), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fish and Wildlife Service, Fishery Management Councils, Geological Survey (USGS), National Park Service (NPS), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).   

Where available, linked resources are provided for

- Guidance documents

- Adaptation directives, initiatives

- Policies and plans

- Scientific studies and data resources

- Research programs and centers

- Implementing rules and guidelines

- Implementing programs

- Climate assessments and technical support tools

The tracker also provides links to climate change related Executive Orders, Federal Trade Commission “Green Guides,” and the Securities and Exchange Commission guidance on disclosure as related to climate change. 


The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains students and lawyers in their use, and provides up-to-date resources on key topics in climate change law and regulation. The Center recently updated their website to include landing pages for each of their program areas - which have links to relevant projects, publications, and resources. Their program areas are:

  • Adaptation Law
  • Clean Air Act
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Energy Law
  • Human Rights
  • International and Foreign Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Securities and Climate Finance
  • Threatened Island Nations


Publication Date: 2016

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