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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeWebinars and Interviews

In the run up to the launch of C2LI at COP26 we will organise a series of 4 webinars and interview some of the national rapporteurs that contributed to the Springer book “Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspects”.

Climate Change Litigation in Africa: A focus on project-based litigation

14 September 2021 at 13:00-14:30 pm UK time

Cases challenging projects with long-term implications on climate change, the environment and health have become an important part of the climate litigation landscape in Africa.  This webinar will provide timely insights into both past and current climate cases and share lessons from project-focused climate litigation in Africa. The webinar will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, policy makers, civil society members and wider climate change related stakeholders interested in better understanding developments in climate litigation.

Chair: Francesco Sindico, C2LI Director and Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)

Speakers:

  • Nicole Loser, Programme Head, Pollution & Climate Change at Centre for Environmental Rights, South Africa, “Project-based climate litigation in South Africa: EarthLife Africa Johannesburg v. Minister of Environmental Affairs & Others” (Thabametsi Coal Power case)
  • Mark Odaga, Senior Programme Manager at Natural Justice, Kenya, “Project-focused climate litigation in Kenya: Save Lamu v. National Environmental Management Authority and Amu Power Co. Ltd” (Lamu Coal Power case)
  • Pedi Obani, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Bradford University, UK, “The current landscape and recent developments on project-based climate litigation in Nigeria”

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Human Rights and Climate Litigation: A Perspective from and for Ibero-America

17 June 2021

Speakers:

  • Francesco Sindico, C2LI Director and SCELG Director
  • Rodolfo Godínez-Rosales, C2LI National Rapporteur for Mexico
  • Luis Miguel Cano López, Lawyer for Greenpeace Mexico
  • Lorena Ruíz-Huerta, Lawyer for Greenpeace Spain
  • Jaime Doreste Hernández, Environmental Lawyer and Associate Professor at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Rosa M. Fernández Egea, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, C2LI National Rapporteur for Spain
  • Albert Ruda-González, Universitat de Girona, C2LI National Rapporteur for Spain
  • Pilar Moraga Sariego, Universidad de Chile, C2LI National Rapporteur for Chile
  • Cristián Delpiano, President of the Second Environmental Court, Chile

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Climate Litigation Against Governments in Latin America, 28 April 2021
Future Generations v. Colombia, "Towards New Horizons"

Speakers:

  • Francesco Sindico, C2LI Director and SCELG Director
  • María del Pilar García Pachón, Director of the Department of Environmental Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • Laura Santacoloma, Lawyer, Dejusticia
  • Luis Armando Tolosa, Judge of the Supreme Court of Justice, Colombia
  • Nora Esther Cabrera Velasco, Lawyer, Representative of AJUVES
  • Rodolfo Godinez-Rosales, C2LI National Rapporteur for Mexico
  • Paola Villavicencio-Calzadilla, C2LI National Rapporteur for Bolivia

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Climate Change Litigation in Brazil, 13 November 2020 in collaboration with the LSE Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Brazil has experienced a surge in climate litigation over the last year. This webinar provided timely insights into both past and current climate cases and shared lessons from litigation in Brazil. The webinar will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, policy makers, civil society members and wider climate change related stakeholders interested in better understanding developments in climate litigation.

Chair: Francesco Sindico, Director of C2LI and Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) “The Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI)”

Speakers: Patricia Klien Vega, associate at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados – FCDG “Procedural and material grounds and instruments related to climate litigation in Brazil”; Caio Borges, Coordinator - Law and Climate Program | Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS) “The current landscape of climate cases in Brazil” & Joana Setzer, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) “Innovations in Brazilian climate litigation: from cases to procedures”.

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After the webinar C2LI director Francesco Sindico and C2LI legal analysts Gastón Médici and Pau de Vilchez Moragues reflected in Spanish on the content of the webinar. 

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Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspect – From a Book to a Policy Relevant Tool, 10 March 2021

In this webinar the book “Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspect” published by Springer in 2021 is introduced followed by an overview of the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI).

Chair: Kathryn McKenzie, C2LI Legal Analyst and SCELG PhD researcher

Speaker: Francesco Sindico, C2LI Director and SCELG Director 

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  • Webinar focusing on public policy climate litigation (date TBC);
  • Webinar focusing on public project based climate litigation(date TBC);
  • Webinar focusing on private climate litigation (date TBC)