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Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources

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Animal Law |  International Law |  Environmental & Water Law
Randall Abate
Original Program Date:
Feb 25, 2021


Professor Randall S. Abate, the Rechnitz Family / Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy at Monmouth University, discusses topics covered in his new book, Climate Change and the Voiceless. Future generations, wildlife, and natural resources - collectively referred to as 'the voiceless' in this work - are the most vulnerable and least equipped populations to protect themselves from the impacts of global climate change. While domestic and international law protections are beginning to recognize rights and responsibilities that apply to the voiceless community, these legal developments have yet to be pursued in a collective manner and have not been considered together in the context of climate change and climate justice. In Climate Change and the Voiceless, Randall S. Abate identifies the common vulnerabilities of the voiceless in the Anthropocene era and demonstrates how the law, by incorporating principles of sustainable development, can evolve to protect their interests more effectively.

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Professor Randall S. Abate, Rechnitz Family / Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy at Monmouth University 



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Professor Randall S. Abate is the inaugural Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. He teaches courses in domestic and international environmental law, constitutional law, and animal law. Professor Abate joined the Monmouth faculty in 2018 with 24 years of full-time law teaching experience at six U.S. law schools, most recently as a Professor of Law from 2009-2018 at Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida, where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2017. He has also taught at Florida State University College of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, Rutgers School of Law (Camden), Widener University School of Law (Harrisburg), and Vermont Law School.

Professor Abate has taught international and comparative law courses—and delivered lecture series—on environmental and animal law topics in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Cayman Islands, China, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Vanuatu. In April 2013, he taught a Climate Change Law and Justice course at the National Law Academy in Odessa, Ukraine on a Fulbright Specialist grant. Professor Abate has delivered invited lectures on climate justice and animal law topics at several of the top law schools in the world, including Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and Seoul National University.

Professor Abate has published six books—and more than thirty law journal articles and book chapters—on environmental and animal law topics, with a recent emphasis on climate change law and justice. Early in his career, Professor Abate handled environmental law matters at two law firms in Manhattan.

Research Interests
Climate change law and justice, ocean and coastal law and policy, animal law and policy, constitutional law



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Thomas H

"A very timely issue presented by a man with lots of knowledge about the topic and suggestions about how we may move forward to deal with the potential problems. "