Shana Starobin

Shana Starobin is Assistant Professor of Government and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College and a Fellow of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2015-2017). Her research centers on the politics of transnational business regulation and institutional innovation in global environmental governance. Shana's current book project--Alternatives to Transnational Sustainability Governance in the Global South—examines how producers of agricultural commodities from developing and emerging economies engage as active and innovative policy actors in the regulation and governance of natural resources, with comparative cases from Latin America. Shana holds her Ph.D. and two masters degrees in Environment and Public Policy from Duke University.

After a Federal Climate Policy Retreat, States Should Proceed With Caution

State and local governments must consider the potential legal risks of their climate change policies.

Let’s Be Real About State and Local Climate Action

Federal action is key to effectively addressing climate change.

The Legal Risks of Regulating Climate Change at the Subnational Level

State and local regulators will face challenges in trying to pick up the slack after a federal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.