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Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives

Ivano Alogna, Eleanor Clifford

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law held the event 'Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives' on 16 January 2020, as part of the Arthur Watts Seminar Series in Public International Law funded by Volterra Fietta.

The event discussed legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative and international perspective. It was comprised of two panels, the first on 'Climate Change Litigation before Domestic Courts', and the second on 'Climate Change Litigation at the International Level'. The panellists included academics and legal practitioners, many of whom were, or are currently, involved in strategic climate change lawsuits, in a range of jurisdictions. The event was opened by Lord Carnwath of the United Kingdom Supreme Court.

This report provides an overview of the discussions and synthesises some of the conclusions. It is divided into two parts according to the panel topics, and its content is presented thematically, with each sub-heading incorporating relevant comments that were made throughout the event.

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