Climate litigation has been used as a strategic tool to advance climate policy goals for at least three decades. As the number of cases addressing the causes and consequences of climate change and the public interest in such litigation has increased, so has public interest in such litigation. Today, climate litigation is widely considered to be a governance mechanism to address climate change.

In this webinar, a panel of experts and practitioners will discuss the extent to which climate change litigation is driving governments to adopt more ambitious climate policies and inducing a change of behaviour among major GHG emitting corporations. The panel will also explore potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on future litigation cases.

Irum Ahsan is Principal Counsel, Law and Policy Reform in the Office of the General Counsel at the Asian Development Bank

Michael Burger, Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University

Robert Carnwath is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,

Joana Setzer (@JoanaSetzer) is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE.

James Thornton is Chief Executive Officer – ClientEarth and Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.

Robert Falkner (@robert_falkner) is Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.

This event is part of London Climate Action Week: Digital which runs 1-3 July 2020. 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEClimateLitigation

How can I attend?

This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required.

Register for this event via Zoom

For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk.

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