Event: Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change: Using Constitutions to Advance Environmental Rights and Achieve Climate Justice

Recent Climate Litigation Concerning Environmental Rights

26 February 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Brian Preston, Government of Australia
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An emerging feature of more recent climate change litigation is the use of some type of environmental right as the basis of the claim. The environmental rights invoked include the right of the public under the public trust doctrine; constitutional rights, particularly the right to life and the right to a clean and healthy environment; and more generally, human rights. This trend is likely to continue.

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