Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities of LitigationPublic Lecture

Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Climate Change is a global challenge that is increasingly brought before national tribunals. Building on a global project exploring climate change litigation in over 40 countries, this public lecture will discuss why climate change cases before national tribunals are on the rise, highlighting examples from around the world and discussing where else this is likely to happen next, and why.

“The public lecture will be delivered by Dr Francesco Sindico and Dr Joana Setzer will be acting as a discussant.

Dr Sindico is the Founder and Co-Director of SCELG and is the general rapporteur for the 2018 Conference of the International Academy of Comparative Law on the topic of climate change and the individual. Dr Setzer is a Research Officer at the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. This public lecture is part of an ongoing collaboration between SCELG and the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in the framework of the latter’s global data base on climate change litigation. 

Registration and refreshments will be available from 5pm.

This lecture is part of the 2018 Festival of Environmental Law and Governance. 


Who should attend?

This event is open to anybody with an interest in climate change, climate change justice, and environmental law and governance.

Benefits of attending

Gain insights into:

  • Case examples of climate change in the courts.
  • The role of courts in climate change justice.
  • The future of climate change tribunals.



Professor Elisa Morgera
phone +44 (0)141 538 3291
Professor of Global Environmental Law
Dr Francesco Sindico
phone +44 (0)141 538 4295
Reader in International Environmental Law
Daniel Shand
phone +44 (0)141 538 8243
Administration Assistant

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