Research Handbook on Climate Change Litigation

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Research Handbook on Climate Change Litigation

9781800889774 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Francesco Sindico, Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, Kate McKenzie, CEO, The Climate Change Legal Initiative (C²LI), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Gastón Medici-Colombo, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Barcelona, Spain and Lennart Wegener, PhD Researcher, University of Göttingen, Germany
Publication Date: June 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80088 977 4 Extent: c 464 pp
This Research Handbook provides a comprehensive depiction of the various stages, opportunities and challenges of climate change litigation at national and international levels from an innovative practice-oriented perspective. Bringing together expert authors from a range of legal backgrounds, it features contributions not only from experienced academics researching in the field, but also from strategic planning specialists and legal coordinators for organizations involved in climate-related litigation.

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This Research Handbook provides a comprehensive depiction of the various stages, opportunities and challenges of climate change litigation at national and international levels from an innovative practice-oriented perspective.

Bringing together expert authors from a range of legal backgrounds, the Research Handbook features contributions not only from experienced academics researching in the field, but also from strategic planning specialists and legal coordinators for organizations involved in climate-related litigation. It follows the entire journey of climate-related disputes, from an examination of the approaches and decisions made before initiating legal proceedings, through the various procedural and legal hurdles and challenges during proceedings, to an exploration of the post-litigation challenges that may arise. The climate litigation process is also analyzed in the context of different international forums, such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), and the World Heritage Convention, among others.

The Research Handbook on Climate Change Litigation is a vital resource for scholars and students in arbitration and dispute resolution, climate change law and environmental law. Practitioners such as judges, lawyers, legal advisers for NGOs and public servants in administration will also find this book beneficial.
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‘There are now countless academic publications on climate litigation. This one is written at least partly from the angle of those scholars and practitioners actually taking those cases to court. A very valuable contribution. As climate litigation moves on and becomes more diverse and complicated, it is necessary to structure the past. This book does just that and also offers new ideas and perspectives. As a practising lawyer, I need to build on past cases, wins and losses. Many of my cases are discussed in this book, be it the RWE, Carvalho or Neubauer cases, and the way in which this is done helps me understand parallels and discover new angles. I encourage colleagues and students eager to build their own cases to read this volume and set their brains to work.’
– Roda Verheyen, Rechtsanwälte Günther, Germany

‘Framed with strategic perspectives on the role of courts and the law in facing our climate crisis, and laced with tactical nuance, analytic depth, and an abundance of resources and references for the public interest lawyer and legal researcher, this Research Handbook offers a timely and significant contribution to the growing body of literature on global climate litigation.’
– Michael Burger, Columbia Law School, US
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