You have the right to a livable climate and a good life
In a matter of years, this right can be lost as we reach a global climate breakdown
The good news is that we can prevent this together
And leverage human rights to protect our lives and the planet

THE GREAT CLIMATE CHALLENGE

The world needs to reduce climate warming emissions rapidly to prevent irreversible climate breakdown

Sea level rise may leave large parts of New York, California, and Florida underwater by 2050

24 million people were displaced by weather-related disasters in 2016

One million species are at risk of extinction because of how we run the world OR Because of climate change, 90% of coral reefs can disappear by 2050.

The good news is, if we act now we can change the course.

Those who disrupt the climate have to bear their responsibility

WHO IS LIABLE

100 companies are responsible for 71% of the world’s emissions

China, the U.S. and India together contribute to half of all emissions globally

Governments around the world keep backing up fossil fuels and slow down transition to renewables

IT’S TIME TO PROTECT THE CLIMATE AND OUR LIVES BY ENFORCING OUR LEGAL RIGHTS

  • Right to life
  • Right to security
  • Right to clean and healthy environment,
  • Right to safe and adequate food

Do you believe any of those rights have been affected?

Our mission is to leverage human rights protected by the law and our judicial systems
to make governments and companies act on climate.

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE LEGAL ACTION WORKS

TYPES OF LEGAL CLIMATE ACTION

Action due to violation of human and constitutional rights

Administrative action against officials for violation of their duty to protect the environment

Preventing corporations from getting permits to destroy nature in a particular place

Private claims against entities for the abatement of public or private nuisance or damages for negligence, among others

Actions for violations, such as failure to disclose environmental risks or pushing for improved legislation through legal reform

Actions against corporations for the fraud, violation of consumer protection or harm to climate by particular products

COURT CASES

U.K. climate emergency

U.K. parliament declared a climate emergency in 2019 due to pressure by Extinction Rebellion group.

Carbon Majors Inquiry

900 Dutch citizens and Urgenda Foundation filed a climate case against the government to take greater action aimed at preventing climate change. 

People’s Climate Case

Ten families across Europe initiated a litigation action before the European Union General Court to seek redress from the adverse climate change effects on their livelihoods

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