Climate Change Laws of the World

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About

Climate change Laws of the World and Climate Change Litigation of the World build on several years of data collection by both the Grantham Research Institute and the Sabin Center, including the collaboration of Grantham Institute with GLOBE International on a series of Climate Legislation Studies.

Climate Change Laws of the World covers national-level climate change legislation and policies in 164 countries. They include the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas emitters and 93 of the top 100 emitters. Together they account for nearly 95 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The database covers climate and climate-related laws, which reflects the relevance of climate policy in areas including energy, transport, land use, and climate resilience.

Climate Change Litigation of the World features climate litigation cases from 25 countries. These cases raise issues of law or fact regarding the science of climate change and/or climate change mitigation and adaptation policies or efforts before an administrative, judicial or other investigatory body. The dataset does not include the United States – To access information about climate change litigation in the US, please click here to go to the Sabin Center / Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer database. This will take you to a different website and will open in a new window.

For details about methodology and scope, as well as for a report on trends in litigation and legislation in 2017, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/globaltrends2017/

Use and reference of the data

The authors encourage the use of this database. Users are welcome to download, save, or distribute the results electronically or in any other format, without written permission of the authors.
Please reference the source as follows:
Climate Change Laws of the World database, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. Available at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/Legislation/.

Invitation to contribute

We aim for the datasets to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible. However, there is no claim to have identified every relevant law, policy or court case in the countries covered. We invite the readers of this report to draw our attention to any entries we may have missed. Please send your comments (attaching supporting documents if possible) to: gri.cgl@lse.ac.uk.