Society of Legal Scholars

Workshop: Climate Change Law, Litigation and Governance

  • Wednesday 14th February 2018
  • OC0.04 Oculus Building, University of Warwick  

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:30 – 16:30
Location:
The workshop will be held from 09.30-16.30 and brings together scholars, legal practitioners and non-governmental organisations to discuss the growing number of climate change cases being litigated around the world.

These include the landmark 2015 Urgenda case in the Netherlands, the lawsuit against the Norwegian government for Artic oil exploration plans, the case brought by youths in Oregon against the US federal government, the youth crowdfunding a case against the Portuguese government for responsibility for forest fires, judicial review of the UK government’s policies on greenhouse gas emissions under the Climate Change Act, the lawsuit by three coastal communities in California against energy companies for their contribution to rising sea levels, and the Earthlife case in South Africa.

Further details and registration at:  https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/globe/events/climatelitigation