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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Climate change litigation: tackling climate change through the courts

22 October 2019

Litigation is becoming an important element of efforts to combat climate change. The number of climate change-related actions now stands at about 1,500 worldwide.

This article looks at some of the major trends and cases involving corporations and governments, outlines the challenges to pursuing climate change litigation, and considers what corporations, financial institutions and other businesses need to do next.

Growing the Green Economy

This article was initially published in Growing the Green Economy: Addressing the Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities, our far-reaching look at developments in ESG and sustainable finance.

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