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Climate Change & Environment 

Climate change is one the most pressing global environmental concerns. BIICL is focusing its environmental law research on this field, by pushing the knowledge boundaries on climate change legislation and litigation, through comparative and international law projects, events, publications and training.

Our recent work has included applied research on: climate change litigation, sustainable consumption issues, human rights due diligence for environmental and climate change impacts, and artificial intelligence and climate change, encompassing work at multiple intersecting levels, going from global to local and from local to global.

Building on its research experience in other areas of international law including, but not limited to, the law of the sea, territory and sovereignty, migration, cultural heritage, energy, trade and investment, business and human rights, international treaty-making, implementation and enforcement, BIICL is providing high quality interdisciplinary research promoting increasingly ambitious law and policy in addressing this defining issue of our time.

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics

Our current project, Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics, is examining the unique aspects of climate litigation across the corporate world leading to the production of a toolbox for the effective implementation of climate law. The project analyses and compares best practices from 17 jurisdictions and will provide recommendations to relevant stakeholders in order to facilitate continuous improvement in the implementation of climate change law. 

The Toolbox contains an inventory of substantive and procedural provisions relevant to climate change cases, to be used as legal models by policymakers and legal practitioners. It will also act as an authoritative reference point for judges and other adjudicators, leading to more consistent and informed climate change litigation decisions. Ultimately, the project will support and quicken global carbon reduction and the transition to net zero.

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