All pages with keywords: human rights

Urgenda v State of the Netherlands: Lessons for international law and climate change litigants

a commentary by Joana Setzer, Dennis van Berkel 10 December, 2019

In advance of the final judgement in the landmark Urgenda v. State of the Netherlands climate litigation case, this commentary shines the spotlight on whether human rights can serve as a basis for obliging states to reduce their emissions, and on the justifications behind the minimum 25 per cent emissions cut stipulated by the Hague District Court. read more »

Why financing a just transition is the next frontier in responsible investing

Commentary 10 December, 2018

As investors and workers around the world face the challenge of making a quick, equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, Fiona Reynolds and Sharan Burrow call on investors to join the growing community practising responsible investment to achieve a ‘just transition’. read more »

Shining the spotlight on human rights at COP24 and beyond

a commentary by Joana Setzer, Annalisa Savaresi, Rebecca Byrnes 5 December, 2018

As the implementation guidelines to the Paris Agreement are negotiated at COP24, this commentary asks whether and to what extent they will include human rights language, and reviews examples from around the world of how human rights issues are gaining more prominence in relation to climate action. read more »

The Carbon Majors inquiry comes to London

a commentary by Annalisa Savaresi, Joana Setzer 30 October, 2018

On 6 to 8 November 2018, LSE will be hosting the UK hearings of the Philippines-initiated inquiry seeking to attribute the impacts of climate change to the ‘Carbon Majors’ – the world’s largest fossil fuel and cement producers. This commentary provides some background to the hearings. read more »

Video – Human rights and climate change

Public Lecture 8 Nov 2018

 Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and LSE Law An expert panel discussed the links between human rights and climate change, and whether … read more »

Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2018 snapshot

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Joana Setzer 30 April, 2018

This brief summarises the most recent trends in climate change litigation and legislation, now with global coverage. read more »

Grantham Workshop – Joseph Mazor – Optimal Emissions Abatement: A Rights-Based Approach

Grantham Workshop 10 Dec 2014

Joe Mazor, an Assistant Professor based jointly at the Department of Government and the Department of Philosophy, will be the speaker for this seminar. Further details about Joe can be … read more »

Africa Climate Change Forum: Sustainable Adaptation, Development and Human Rights

Policy Seminar 10 Sep 2008

This high-level conference was hosted by the London School of Economics in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. The forum aimed to explore and raise the visibility of climate change … read more »