The Model Statute provides a number of rationales, precedents and articles that would support climate litigation for the reduction of greenhouse gases.
UNEP releases annual reports which compare the actual GHG emissions reductions with the GHG emissions reductions we have to make to avoid temperature rises of 1.5°C and 2°C. It considers different scenarios and makes projections on the basis of current policies. It also outlines the level of GHG emissions reductions that need to be made […]
This is the latest of the World Health Organisation’s assessments of the health impacts that climate change is projected to have. The assessment concludes that climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050; 38,000 due to heat exposure in elderly people, 48,000 due to diarrhoea, 60,000 due […]
This is the complaint in an important lawsuit filed in New York by the City of New York against a number of major oil companies. It seeks to hold them liable in respect of the cost of sea level rise/flood defences for the city, based on their conduct is causing or encouraging large scale emissions. This […]
These are the grounds on which a number of claimants seek to challenge the UK government’s refusal to alter the 2050 emissions targets under the 2008 Climate Change Act. The claimants rely upon changes since 2008 in climate change science and international climate change policy in order to argue that the government’s refusal to set […]
Abstract: In August 2011, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that he planned to give away part of Mabira rainforest to a sugar corporation to grow a sugarcane plantation and enhance sugar production in the country… This Note argues that the Ugandans opposed to the give-away of forest land to private companies can bring public interest […]