Climate change

Historic Climate Opinion and Its Potential Impact on U.S. Litigation

On May 21, 2024, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a historic advisory opinion which held that State parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) have concrete legal obligations to undertake efforts to mitigate climate change in order to prevent, reduce, and control pollution…

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Climate Change Decision Points to the World’s Courts

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Hawaii issued a major decision about climate change. The case related to a request that the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approve a biomass power plant that purportedly would have had negative environmental effects. The PUC denied approval and the Supreme Court affirmed, announcing that the state constitution’s…

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Climate Change Litigation Is Global

As readers of this blog may know, climate litigation is exploding across U.S. courts. States, municipalities, nonprofits, investors, children, and myriad other plaintiffs are bringing lawsuits against private actors for contributing to global climate change and against government officials for failing to take steps to stop it. I have written on this blog about one…

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Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

Vanderbilt Law School
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UC Davis School of Law
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Cornell Law School
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University of North Carolina School of Law
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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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Melissa Stewart

Georgetown University Law Center
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Duke University School of Law
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University of Maryland
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Vanderbilt Law School
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UC Davis School of Law
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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