Sagoonick v. Alaska (on appeal from Sinnok v. Alaska)

Country: United States Defendant: State of Alaska Law Applied: Constitutional LawDomestic Environmental Law Key words:  Human RightsClimate JusticeJust TransitionPublic TrustLoss and Damage Case Information: Court(s): Alaskan Supreme Court; Alaskan Superior Court Dissenting Judgement: Majority Decision (split 3:2) Filing Date: 2017 Last Update: 28 January 2022 Status: Dismissal affirmed ISSUES  The claim is an appeal against...

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Armando Carvalho and Others v. European Parliament and Council of the European Union [2021]

By Myles Crewe Country European Union (EU) Defendant State (EU) Law Applied International Environmental Law; International Human Rights Law; EU Emissions Trading Directive;EU Effort Sharing Regulation; EU Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry Regulation. Key words Mitigation; Human Rights; Just Transition. Case Information: Last Update: 2021 Court: European Court of Justice (ECJ) Dissenting Judgement? No Filing Date: 2018 Last Update:  Status:...

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Plan B Earth and Others v. UK Prime Minister

By Leon Qiu Country UK Defendants State Law applied Domestic Environmental Law Key words United Kingdom; Court of First Instance; Court of Appeal; Supreme Court; Environmental Law. Case Information: Court(s): Queen’s Bench Division (Divisional Court), Court of Appeal (Civil Division), the Supreme Court Dissenting judgement? No Filing date: 2018 Last Update: 2020 Status: Decided ISSUES Divisional Court Whether the...

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Six Youths v. Minister of Environment and Others

By Eva Souchet Country Brazil Defendants State Law Applied International Environmental Law; Constitutional Law. Keywords Brazil;Federal Civil Court;Constitutional Law;International Environmental Law. Case Information:  Court(s): 14th Federal Civil Court of Sao Paulo Dissenting judgement? No Filing Date: 2021 Last Update: 2021 Status: Dismissed ISSUES Whether Brazil’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (“NDC”) violated the Paris Agreement and Brazil’s...

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McVeigh v. Retail Employees Superannuation Trust

By Björn Lambrenos Country Australia Defendants Corporate Law Applied Civil Law Key Words Corporations; Federal Court of Australia; Civil Law Case Information: Court: Federal Court of Australia Dissenting judgement? No Filing Date: 2018 Last Update: 2020 Status: Decided ISSUES Whether an Australian pension fund violated the law by failing to disclose information on climate  change business risks...

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Duarte Agostinho and Others v. Portugal and 32 Other States

by Anna Bortolussi Country Portugal, European Union Defendant(s) States Law Applied International Human Rights Law; International Environmental Law; European Convention on Human Rights; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Paris Agreement. Key words States; Human Rights; Mitigation; Climate Justice. Case Information: Court(s): European Court of Human Rights Dissenting Judgement? No Filing Date: 2020 Last Update: 2022 Status: Pending ISSUES...