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- 3 December 2021
- LEGAL WORKING PAPER SERIES - No. 21Details
- Given the urgent need to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and concern regarding insufficient climate action and ambition across the globe, NGOs and individuals are increasingly turning to the courts to force States, public authorities, and private entities to increase their climate action and ambition and hold them accountable through climate-related litigation. The three contributions in this legal working paper discuss various aspects of such climate change litigation around the world. The papers examine the evolution of climate-related cases, the scope of such cases and the varying grounds on which they have been based. They also focus in some detail on certain key judgments addressing novel issues, as well as a recent climate-related case brought against a national central bank. The papers were originally presented at the Legal Colloquium on “Climate change litigation and central banks – Action for the environment”, organised by the European Central Bank on 27 May 2021.
- JEL Code
- K32 : Law and Economics→Other Substantive Areas of Law→Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
K33 : Law and Economics→Other Substantive Areas of Law→International Law
K39 : Law and Economics→Other Substantive Areas of Law→Other
K41 : Law and Economics→Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior→Litigation Process
Q54 : Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Environmental and Ecological Economics→Environmental Economics→Climate, Natural Disasters, Global Warming