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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 – Lecturer in Tort Law and the Co-Director of the Transnational Law Institute at Kings College London
  • Dr Megan Bowman, 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.
  • Jacqueline Peel is Professor of Law, University of Melbourne.
  • Joana Setzer (@JoanaSetzer) is Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE.

The event will be chaired by Veerle Heyvaert, Professor of Law, LSE.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEClimateLitigation

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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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