Thursday, March 7, 2013

The state of play of climate change compensation

state of play of climate change compensation
(image Harald Hoyer)
The French press agency Agence France Presse has gratefully published an article on the state of play of climate change compensation via litigation in courts. AFP sees the number of cases on the rise, but has identified no case in which the plaintiffs have obtained compensation.

AFP lists the various difficulties for plaintiffs, but refers also to the history of tobacco compensation lawsuits which were successful only after decades. The article refers mainly to the legal situation in the U.S., as most lawsuits have been filed there. Relatively few lawsuits have been filed elsewhere. We recommend this article above all as an introduction for readers newly interested in climate change compensation via litigation in courts.

Related: have a look at an older overview on climate change litigation lawsuits in the U.S

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