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Nature-based solutions can play a significant role in combating climate change by removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; yet, investments in reforestation and other nature-based projects are lagging due, in large part, to inadequate quantification and confirmation of carbon removals ...and other ecosystem benefits that typically flow from nature-based investments—including increased resilience to climate impacts, according to a new report from Stanford Law School’s Law and Policy Lab, the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, and the Bezos Earth Fund. SLS Professor and report faculty lead David J. Hayes commented, “Policymakers and investors are looking for proof that nature-based solutions can deliver measurable and verifiable carbon emissions reductions and removals—and they are not getting it...". The “Investing in Nature to Fight Climate Change and Help Communities Thrive” report lays out a game plan for fixing current measurement and monitoring deficiencies for nature-based solutions, building on the White House’s release of its National Strategy to Advance an Integrated U.S. Greenhouse Gas Measurement, Monitoring & Information System. Read more here:

Shirin Sinnar, the William W. and Gertrude H. Saunders Professor of Law, went on KQED to discuss political rhetoric after Trump's attempted assassination at a rally in Pennsylvania. Listen to the episode on See It & Hear It at the link below.

Watch our short video on The Rhode Center’s groundbreaking effort to make the justice system more accessible, transparent, and equitable! This Transparency Project, a collaboration between Professors Nora and David Freeman Engstrom and Stanford Law students, uses large language models and ...extensive research on protective orders, secret settlements, and NDAs to shine a light on the critical debate around litigation transparency and access to justice.

It's one of those “only at Stanford” projects where we can make a real difference in making the civil litigation system more open, transparent, and fair.

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In a companion piece to the Florida education censorship report developed with SLS's Rule of Law Impact Lab, Human Rights Watch published "How They Defend the Freedom to Learn" covering stories of Florida activists fighting back against censorship efforts in schools.

..."Over the past few years, new policies and laws in Florida have stopped teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity, while also repressing any honest efforts to grapple with systemic racism and slavery," reports HRW. Check it out: