Michael Burger


As Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Michael leads a dynamic team that is at the forefront of domestic and international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate change adaptation through pollution control, resource management, land use planning and climate finance. Past and present projects involve collaborations with a wide range of institutions in the public, private and academic sectors, including local and national environmental groups and government representatives, as well as international organizations.

Michael is a widely published scholar, a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums, and a regular source for media outlets, as well as an editor of Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (Third Edition), Combating Climate Change with Section 115 of the Clean Air Act: Law and Policy Rationales; and Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law. Michael is also Of Counsel at Sher Edling LLP, a boutique plaintiffs firm that represents states, cities, public agencies, and businesses in high-impact, high-value environmental cases.

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