Journal article

Transnational Climate Litigation: The Contribution of the Global South

Jacqueline Peel, Jolene Lin

American Journal of International Law | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Since the conclusion of the Paris Agreement, climate litigation has become a global phenomenon, casting courts as important players in multilevel climate governance. However, most climate litigation scholarship focuses on court actions in the Global North. This Article is the first to shine a light on the Global South’s contribution to transnational climate litigation. Analysis of this experience is essential if transnational climate jurisprudence is to contribute meaningfully to global climate governance, and to ensuring just outcomes for the most climate-vulnerable.

University of Melbourne Researchers