Unep identifies trends in global climate change litigation
Friday June 2 2017
Protestors demonstrate against US President Donald Trump’s environmental policy outside the Global Warming and International Environmental Policy conference in Brussels in February 2017. PHOTO | AFP
The study has revealed a rise in litigation by NGOs and citizens to hold governments into account for climate-related commitments.
Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law unveils that judicial verdicts around the world show that courts have the authority, and the willingness, to hold governments to account for climate change.
Litigation has emerged as an important feature of ongoing efforts to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation. The report delves into litigation trends and descriptions of key issues that courts must resolve in the course of climate change cases.