Why should the international community be concerned about climate change litigation? Climate change litigation encompasses disputes that relate to climate change in order to yield legal, policy and social change in state policies. Climate litigation is not a novel concept. According to the United Nations Environment Programme in 2019, climate litigation cases have spiked since 2010. An increase in climate change cases highlights the increasing relevance of actions and efforts to address the changes happening to the environment due to climate change. The Global Climate Litigation Report of 2020 shows that climate cases have nearly doubled over the last three years, with cases compelling governments and multinational corporations (MNCs) to recognize their duty to preserve the natural environment. (Read More)
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