Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives

WCEL Member Ivano Alogna recently published the proceedings of an event he organised at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law: 'Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives’. The event report was written in collaboration with law student Eleanor Clifford.

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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. The event discussed legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative and international perspective. The panelists included academics and legal practitioners, many of whom were, or are currently, involved in strategic climate change lawsuits, in a range of jurisdictions.

This report provides an overview of the discussions and synthesizes some of the conclusions.


About the Authors

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Ivano Alogna is Arthur Watts Research Fellow in Environmental and Climate Change Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, in London. He is also PhD candidate at the Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in Paris. He was the General Rapporteur of the Project "Global Pact for the Environment", coordinated by the French Constitutional Council and the Club des Juristes. He is member of the Climate Change Specialist Group of WCEL and expert of the "Environmental Law and Policy" Commission, IUCN French Committee. Furthermore, he is a licensed Attorney-at-Law at the Bars of Milan and Madrid. He lectures Global Environmental Law and Climate Change Law.

Eleanor Clifford is studying a Juris Doctorate at the University of Melbourne and worked as an Intern at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in January and February 2020. She previously completed a Bachelor of Arts, focusing on Politics and International Relations, at the University of Melbourne.

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