Welcome to the Climate Litigation wiki! This wiki is a resource for those interested in using the courts and legal system to address the challenge of climate change and to achieve justice for those impacted by it.
The wiki seeks to provide lawyers, law students, and others with an introduction to the most important precedents, resources, and considerations in climate litigation, and to provide a road map to start a climate change lawsuit in your own country.
In this wiki you will find:
- Examples of climate litigation brought previously in various countries, and the important precedents that have been set
- An overview of key considerations and principles relevant to climate litigation
- Connections to other resources on climate litigation, including organizations that are on the frontlines of using the legal system to address climate change
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet today. Using the legal system to address climate change and its impacts will be an essential part of the global effort to meet this challenge.
To get started exploring this wiki, here are links to a few of the key pages that will provide an overview of the field of climate litigation.
- Arguments Used in Climate Litigation
- General Strategies to Use in Climate Litigation
- Arguments Used in Blocking Fossil Fuel Projects
- Arguments Used to Sue Governments for Insufficient Response
- Arguments Used to Sue Corporations for Causing Climate Change
- Arguments Used to Sue Corporations for Greenwashing
- Arguments Used to Sue Investors in Fossil Fuels
This wiki is searchable. If there is something specific you are looking for, you can use the search bar at the top right.
Editing the wiki
We also invite you to help grow this wiki. This is a highly dynamic area of law that requires consistent work to stay up to date. If you know more than this wiki does, share what you know with the rest of us!
To edit, click "edit" at the top of a page and contribute!
Disclaimer: The information on this wiki is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. You should not rely or act upon this information without seeking professional advice from a lawyer in your jurisdiction.
This wiki was created by the Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO). LINGO works on high-impact initiatives to speed up the global transition to 100% renewable energy and keep fossil fuels in the ground. You can learn more at www.leave-it-in-the-ground.org