Kanuk, et al. v. State of Alaska 

by Anna Bortolussi Six Alaskan children brought a complaint against the State of Alaska, alleging that the state was in violation of the Alaska Constitution and in breach of their public trust duty by failing to, among other things, reduce and limit GHGs emissions. They claimed that this breach was affecting their present and future...

Aji P. v. State of Washington

by Leon Qiu In Aji P. v. State of Washington, the youth petitioners argued in a judicial review claim that the fundamental human right to a healthful and pleasant environment was not upheld by Washington’s use of fossil-fuel-based energy and transportation systems. Greenhouse gases emitted from these systems thereby failed to mitigate against climate change....

Youth Living in Auckland: Climate Change Mitigation Efforts and the Factors Affecting their Actions

Youth in Auckland display concern towards climate change and are inclined to reduce their carbon footprint by taking action. However, government and corporate actions are more valuable and impactful in their view. Although the youth are aware of their actions and wish to take more proactive actions towards reducing their emissions, they do not always practically do so. This value-action gap seen above is a resultant of various barriers youth face, interestingly particular to their age group. These include their shared living conditions/spaces, financial barriers, external casualties and convenience.

What Is The Global Covenant Of Mayors & What Has It Achieved?

The Global Covenant of Mayors is the largest alliance for city climate action leadership representing over 1 billion citizens.The GCoM cities and local governments could reduce global emissions by 1.9 GtCO2e annually in 2030, compared to a business-as-usual trajectory, and by 76.5 GtCO2e in 2050.Greater financial investment in city climate actions is needed especially for adaptation activities; implementation of all actions could generate 11 million new jobs worldwide.

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...

Environment Jeunesse v. Canada

by Temi Lawal Country Canada Defendant State Law Applied Civil Law; Constitutional Law; Domestic Human Rights Law; Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms; Quebec Charter or Rights and Freedoms; Quebec Code of Civil Procedure. Key Words States; Human Rights; Mitigation; Climate Justice. Case Information: Court(s): Quebec Court of Appeal, Quebec Superior Court Dissenting Judgement? No  Filing Date: 2018 Last Update: 2022 Status: Pending...

La Rose v. Her Majesty the Queen

By Virginia Raffaeli Country:  Canada Defendants:  State Law Applied: Constitutional Law; International Human Rights Law; Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms; Constitution of Canada. Key words:  Human Rights; Mitigation; Just Transition; Public Trust. Case Information: Court(s): Federal Court; Federal Court of AppealDissenting Judgement: NoFiling Date: 2019Last Update: 2021Status: Pending ISSUES Whether a group of Canadian youths raised valid causes of action...