What is the News?
The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released the Global Climate Litigation Report 2020.
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.