Climate Change
Litigation Initiative

C2LI is a platform which allows users to explore three scenarios in over 30 countries. It provides information focusing on standing, grounds and remedies. It also refers to cases not specifically about climate change that may be relevant for future climate cases around the three C2LI scenarios.

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Cases against the state
Challenging National Climate Policy
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A plaintiff considers that their State is breaching the law by having an overall climate policy that is not ambitious enough to mitigate and/or to adapt to climate change.
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Cases against the state
Project-specific Litigation
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A plaintiff considers that their State or a government department or agency is breaching the law by authorising a project that contributes negatively to climate change and/or fails to adapt to climate change.
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Cases against private actors
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A plaintiff considers that a private actor is breaching the law by carrying out operations that contribute negatively to climate change.

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IPCC Report by Working Group III quotes work of C2LI Legal Analyst Esmeralda Colombo IPCC Report by Working Group III quotes work of C2LI Legal Analyst Esmeralda Colombo
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