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Orlando, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law Associate Professor Randy Abate's latest book, Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies (Edward Elgar 2013) has reached the top position on the Amazon Best Sellers list for books on Indigenous Peoples. The book has also broken into the top 10 on the Amazon Best Sellers list for books on Environmental and Natural Resource Law.
The volume explores the ways in which indigenous peoples across the world are challenged by the climate change impacts, and discusses the legal resources available to confront those challenges. Regions covered include North and South America (Brazil, Canada, the U.S. and Arctic), the Pacific Islands (Fiji, Tuvalu and the Federated States of Micronesia), Australia and New Zealand, Asia (China and Nepal) and Africa (Kenya).
A 2013 Fulbright Specialist Award recipient, Professor Abate visited the Ukraine in April, where he taught a two-credit course in Climate Change Law and Justice at National University, Odessa Law Academy, and delivered a lecture on climate refugees to the annual Russian-Ukrainian Spring School at Odessa Law Academy. He also delivered two lectures on climate change law and justice at National Aviation University in Kiev.
Professor Abate has taught courses at the College of Law in Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Justice, Human Rights and Ocean and Coastal Law. The Fulbright Scholar also serves as the Director of the Center for International Law and Justice, and is Project Director for the Environment, Development and Justice Program.