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Amsterdam | 23.09.2019

Het Nieuwe Klimaat – Saving the Climate through Court

Van: op 5 juli 2019

Taking justice into your own hands when global leaders fail to act.

Unbearable droughts in India, Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted and water shortages during the summer of 2018, even here in Amsterdam. Worldwide, the drastic effects of climate change are becoming more visible than ever. Four years after the 2015 Paris Agreement, during which 192 countries committed to limiting global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees, our global leaders failed to take the drastic measures needed to turn the tide. Worldwide, people are filing international climate lawsuits against governments and private companies for taking insufficient action to tackle climate change. When (international) policy fails, can court prevail? Tonight, we will discuss the role of law in the fight against climate change through exemplary cases worldwide

(With Roda Verheyen, Urgenda, Milieudefensie and Client Earth).

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