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Climate Litigation: achievements and challenges

Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute and King’s College London

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers

Professor Randall Abate

Professor Randall Abate

Dr Emily Barritt

Tessa Khan & Professor Hari Osofsky

Tessa Khan & Professor Hari Osofsky

Professor Jaqueline Peel & Dr Joana Setzer

Professor Jaqueline Peel & Dr Joana Setzer

Megan Bowman

Megan Bowman

Discussant

Chair

Professor Veerle Heyvaert

Professor Veerle Heyvaert

Climate change litigation continues to expand across jurisdictions as a tool to strengthen climate action. But are courts prepared to protect the rights of future generations, wildlife and natural resources – collectively referred to as “the voiceless” - from the impacts of global climate change? This panel brings together leading scholars and practitioners in the field of climate litigation to discuss the potential and challenges for the law in addressing climate change.

Randall Abate is Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology, Monmouth University.

Emily Barritt (@emilymbarritt) is Lecturer in Tort Law and the Co-Director of the Transnational Law Institute at Kings College London.  

Megan Bowman is Associate Professor in Law, King’s College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law. 

Tessa Khan is a lawyer with the Urgenda Foundation and co-founder of the Climate Litigation Network.

Hari Osofsky (@HariOsofsky) is Dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs.

Jaqueline Peel is Professor of Law, University of Melbourne.

Joana Setzer (@JoanaSetzer) is Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE.

Veerle Heyvaert is Professor of Law, LSE.

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.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEClimateLitigation

This event forms part of the “Shape the World” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social sciences can make the world a better place. The full programme will be available online from January 2020.

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