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People over profits: Learning from the rise in climate change lawsuits

People over profits: Learning from the rise in climate change lawsuits

a commentary by Rebecca Byrnes  16 September, 2019

Companies are increasingly in the firing line for climate litigation and they need to be thinking about liability risk when making the decisions that impact how they run their businesses and the information they provide to shareholders and the public, says Rebecca Byrnes. read more »


China is on track to meet its climate change goals nine years early

China is on track to meet its climate change goals nine years early

in the news Nicholas Stern  26 July, 2019

Professor Nicholas Stern responds to a new paper published in the journal nature sustainability which found that China appears on track to reach its carbon goals up to nine years earlier than planned under the Paris agreement. read more »


A 14-year-old student’s view of climate protests

Commentary  19 July, 2019

This week I have been having some work experience at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Unsurprisingly, … read more »


Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

in the news Joana Setzer  12 July, 2019

Joana Setzer says it is likely that more and more litigation cases will go beyond environmental law, delving into tax and commercial law, or going after subsidies the companies have taken. read more »


Climate change lawsuits spreading around the world, says report

Climate change lawsuits spreading around the world, says report

in the news Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  4 July, 2019

he findings of the report also feature as one of the lead stories on the CNN homepage. read more »


Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report

Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report

in the news Joana Setzer  4 July, 2019

Joana Setzer comments on new research which shows that there have been more than 1,300 legal actions over global heating brought since 1990 read more »


Climate change lawsuits expand to at least 28 countries around the world

Press release  4 July, 2019

Legal action on climate change increasingly spreading beyond the United States Climate change lawsuits have been launched in at least 28 countries around the world, according to a new report … read more »


Climate change litigation is global phenomenon

Climate change litigation is global phenomenon

in the news Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  4 July, 2019

The Times Law reported the findings that legal actions over failure to act on climate change have kicked off in at least 28 countries. read more »


History is made as UK’s net zero emissions target becomes law

Press release  27 June, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science today (Thursday 27 June 2019) welcomed the signing into law of … read more »


Generating sustainable growth a key G20 issue

Generating sustainable growth a key G20 issue

in the news Nicholas Stern  21 June, 2019

China Daily Global, 21 June 2019