Date and time: Monday 11 September, 1pm-2.30pm CEST
When it comes to climate change, cities appear to be in a dual situation. They are both contributors and victims of climate change. This paradox reflects in a legal perspective: local administrations have a duty to protect their population in face of climate change and, in the meantime, are creditors of States and private companies’ obligations to fight against climate change. This brings a particular type of climate litigations against cities and brought by cities in which human rights play a key role.
Joris Fontain, Associate at Lutgen + Associés, Ph.D. Candidate at Sorbonne Law School