Global Climate Litigation Report 2020 – UPSC Prelims

About Global Climate Litigation Report 2020
  • Published by: The report was published by the UNEP in cooperation with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.
  • Objective: The provides an overview of the current state of climate change litigation cases.
Key Findings of the report:
  • Increase in Climate litigation cases: The climate-related cases have nearly doubled over the last three years. It has made the courtrooms increasingly relevant to address climate change across the world.
  • These cases of pushing governments and corporations to implement climate commitments in their countries.
  • Common climate litigation charges:
    • Violations of “climate rights” that impact fundamental human rights including the right to life, health, food, and water.
    • Government failure to enforce climate change mitigation and adaptation commitments.
    • False and misleading Corporate messaging about climate change impacts.
  • Climate litigation Petitioners: The background of plaintiffs is becoming increasingly diverse. Plaintiffs are from non-governmental organizations, political parties as well as senior citizens, migrants and indigenous peoples.
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