Emerging trends from a busy climate litigation year
In 2023, a range of interesting cases were brought in the UK that posed key questions about how climate and environmental harms can or should give rise to causes of action and legal remedies.
How those questions will be answered — as judgments are handed down and legal strategies developed over the coming months — could be of vital importance to domestic and international climate action across multiple areas of legal practice.
In an article first published by Law360, Simon Bishop and Patrick Kenny consider several important cases from last year, discussing issues of corporate accountability, innovative group claims and private law actions, and how key concepts including ‘scope 3 emissions’ and climate-related human rights protections are being contested in court.
The full article.