WEBINAR: Human Rights Strategies in Climate Change Litigation – European Perspective.

On 1 September at 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) will host the fourth webinar in the series ‘Human rights strategies in climate change litigation’. The webinar will focus on developments in climate litigation in Europe.  We have a great list of speakers that have been directly involved in leading human rights-based climate litigation in Europe:  

Dennis van Berkel (Urgenda Foundation) will reflect on the stunning victories of the Urgenda Foundation and a group of Dutch citizens in challenging the Dutch government for not taking sufficiently ambitious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  

Roda Verheyen (Rechtsanwälte Günther) will discuss the human rights arguments formulated in the pathbreaking People’s climate case before the Court of Justice of the EU.  

Andrew Jackson (Friends of the Irish Environment) will provide insights on the recent victory before the Supreme Court in the Climate Case Ireland. 

Louise Fournier (Greenpeace International) will present a range of other innovative rights-based climate cases that are pending in France, Germany, Norway, Poland and Switzerland.  

The webinar will be introduced by Erin Daly, GNHRE Director, and will be moderated by Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Leiden University and GNHRE Deputy Director for Europe.   

In order to attend the webinar, please register at :

https://widener.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdeGtqzgiGNTJWv8ufE_TS5QNI_b2DlA0  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the webinar.