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What’s next for the climate change lawyers?


About this ThinkIn

Climate lawyers have taken on the UK government on air quality and won – three times. They’ve faced down bp over its advertising. They’ve forced Heathrow to abandon plans for a third runway, and all that’s in one relatively small country. Worldwide, nearly 1500 climate change lawsuits have been filed so far against companies, governments and planning authorities, and that number’s rising exponentially. Could it be that planet Earth will find its most formidable defenders not online or on the streets, but in the courts?


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editor and invited experts

Giles Whittell
Editor and Partner

Rowan Smith
Specialist in human rights and environmental law and a solicitor at Leigh Day

Tyler Maroney
Co-Founder of Quest Investigations

Joana Setzer
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.