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Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways

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BIICL's project on Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics examines the unique aspects of climate litigation across the corporate world and will lead to the production of a toolbox for the effective implementation of climate law. The project team is conducting a comparative analysis across 17 legal systems, in collaboration with National Rapporteurs from those jurisdictions and an international expert group of eminent individuals in the field of climate law. The global toolbox will be presented during an event at the UNFCCC COP28 in Dubai.

The event will provide  expert analysis and discussion of this critical field of research and practice, with the participation of members of the BIICL Climate Change Law team and of the Core Group. The experience from other disciplines and areas of litigation will provide the opportunity to examine valuable lessons to be learned for more effective corporate climate litigation. In addition, there will be an opportunity to discuss some comparative perspectives from relevant legal systems (China, France, UK and USA) and future pathways for climate litigation involving businesses.

This  will be open to a Q&A session at the end where questions and comments will be invited from the audience.

Event convened by Dr Ivano Alogna, Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law, BIICL

Join the conversation @BIICL #corporateclimatelitigation, #climatechangelaw, #climatechange


  • Dr Ivano Alogna, Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law, BIICL
  • Nigel Pleming KC, 39 Essex Chambers and BIICL Honorary Senior Fellow
  • Prof. Dr Christina Voigt, University of Oslo, Co-Chair, Paris Agreement Implementation and Compliance Committee (PAICC), and Chair, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)


  • Marc ClĂ©ment, Presiding Judge at the Administrative Tribunal of Lyon, and member of the French Environmental Authority and of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee
  • Prof. Duncan Fairgrieve, Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law & Director, Product Liability Forum
  • Prof. Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Mathilde Hautereau-Boutonnet, Professor of Private Law and Researcher in Environmental Law at Aix-Marseille University, and Visiting Fellow, BIICL
  • Dr Joyce Kimutai, Climate scientist at the African Climate & Development Initiative
  • Richard Lord KC, Brick Court Chambers
  • Prof. Spyros Maniatis, BIICL Director
  • Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Senior Fellow in Business and Human Rights, BIICL
  • Prof. Annalisa Savaresi, Associate Professor, Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (UEF), Senior Research Associate, University of Stirling (UK)
  • Prof. Qin Tianbao, Luojia Professor of Law and Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL) Wuhan University

Find out more about our work in Climate Change Law

Details of our current projects and publications  in climate change and environment

In addition BIICL offers two courses related to this area of our work. find out more and sign up below:

Climate Change Law 
Climate Change Litigation 

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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