Archive for the ‘International’ category

By Carolina Arlota To say that Brazilians are an environmentally conscious people (and soccer afficionados) is an understatement. The country has an established reputation in both fields. Brazil is the most successful international team in World Cup history. Perhaps less excitingly, but more consequentially, Brazil also has a long tradition of progressive environmental policies and […]

By Martin Lockman At the 27th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, delegations are hard at work determining the contours of how nations should prepare for climate change. A key focus has been on the Global Goal on Adaptation. […]

By Andrea Nishi Loss and damage, the term for the detrimental impacts of climate change that cannot be addressed through mitigation or adaptation, will be a central point of discussion at COP27. For the first time in thirty years, delegates have agreed to formally add the topic to the agenda for the annual convening. The […]

Guest Commentary: The Role of Human Rights Institutions In Tackling Climate Change: A Case Study of the Philippines Antoine De Spiegeleir, PhD researcher at the European University Institute* Maria Antonia Tigre, Global Climate Litigation Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law   Introduction Earlier this year, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines released […]

By Will Donaldson* On June 15, 2022, the Municipal Court of Prague sided with a Czech climate NGO in Klimatická žaloba ČR v. Czech Republic, ordering the Czech government to create a more ambitious emissions reduction plan based on its obligations under the Paris Agreement (Press Release of Czech Climate Litigation). The Court drew on […]

Czech Republic-Poland’s dispute over the Turów mine: Financial implications and lost opportunities for just transition in Poland By Marcin Stoczkiewicz*  One of the most interesting environmental legal disputes in the European Union was recently settled between the Czech Republic and Poland before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) (Case C-121/21). Czech Republic […]

On June 13, 2022, Chile published its Climate Change Framework Law (“the Climate Act”). The Climate Act includes a binding goal of net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, following the recommendations of the IPCC. It creates regulatory instruments, a new crosscutting governance, and opportunities for public participation. The Climate Act also creates important challenges and opportunities for Chile’s private sector. This blog explores these elements and how they imply a paradigm shift in Chilean climate governance, becoming a leader in Latin America for climate action.

Sabin Center launches Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation By Maria Antonia Tigre Climate change litigation is growing worldwide. As part of our continual effort to update and maintain the Global Climate Change Litigation database, the Sabin Center has launched the Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation (“the Network”). The Network includes practitioners […]

by Korey Silverman-Roati Introduction After an extra year’s delay and a summer of climate change-induced disasters, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) entered its second week on Monday. I attended the first week volunteering with the organization Legal Response International (LRI) which provides legal aid to […]

By Maria Antonia Tigre The last few days saw two major developments in international rights-based climate litigation, with the adoption of a new resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) and a long-awaited decision on a climate case by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This post takes note of […]


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