Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Sue, Grabbitt and Runne?


There has reportedly been world-wide a spate of legal cases brought against governments and energy-producing companies, on the basis that their effects (actions and inactions) on climate change are causing financial losses for the litigants (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/20/can-climate-litigation-save-the-world). It will be interesting to see how these cases 'pan out'. Substantial damages awarded by the courts might well change the behaviour of governments and companies.

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