Climate change Tag

[Ignacio Portela Giráldez is a Ph.D. student researching novel climate litigation pathways under the UN Convention on the Law of The Sea. He is a teacher of International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) and lecturer in International Environmental Protection at the Open University of Catalonia.] The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has finally ruled...

[Alexandra L Phelan is a global health lawyer, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and an Associate Professor (PAR) in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.] In October 2023, editors from over 200 medical journals published a call for the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the environmental crisis...

[Maria Liana Vodiţă is a legal professional from Germany who has worked as a research assistant and lecturer at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), where she also completed her doctorate in public international law. This contribution was written whilst she was working as a legal clerk (Rechtsreferendarin) at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights in...

[Nivia (X/Twitter: @NiviaaPipit) is an undergraduate law student of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, majoring in international law. She currently works as a research assistant for Gadjah Mada Center for Energy Study as well as the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (an Indonesian-based NGO).] When I delved into an article entitled Bridging Jurisprudence and Ecology: A New Haven Inquiry into States’ Climate Duties written...

[Eoin Jackson (LLM Harvard, LLB Trinity College Dublin)] All views are entirely the author's own and do not necessarily represent any organization that the author may be associated with. In recent years there has been increased recognition that the climate emergency will have a disproportionate impact on minorities. We have seen an acknowledgement that climate change will have a gendered impact, a focus on the...

[Eoin Jackson is an LLM student at Harvard Law School.] Introduction To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will be necessary for the world's leading fossil fuel producers to decouple their economies from sources primarily responsible for the continued rise in global temperatures. Some of these economies include nations whose laws and society are dominated by Islamic jurisprudence, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar,...

[Karen C. Sokol is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Fellow in Law, Ethics, & Public Policy at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She serves as a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform.] Throughout the summer and early fall, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres repeatedly urged wealthy, high-emitting nations to...

[Nicole Barrett is the Clinic Director and Aishani Gupta is the Research Associate at Allard Law School’s International Justice and Human Rights Clinic, University of British Columbia, which provides legal support to the Canadian member of the Human Rights Committee. All information used for this blog post is publicly available and the views expressed in this blog are strictly our own.] The...

[Charlotte Renglet is a PhD candidate working on climate litigation and indigenous peoples’ rights at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Prof. Dr. Stefaan Smis is the Head of the Department of Public Law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a part-time Reader in International Law at the University...

[Dr. Syed Ali Akhtar is an Academic Fellow at National Law University, Delhi. He holds a PhD in International Law from South Asian University. Pranav Ganesan is also an Academic Fellow at National Law University, Delhi. He has recently graduated from the University of Oxford’s BCL Programme.] On December 13, a draft resolution framing the problem of climate change as a...

[Benoit Mayer is Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; his research focuses on climate law.] My thanks to Srinivas Burra for his post engaging with my argument about the role of lawyers, in particular in relation to the mitigation of climate change. For those who are just catching up here: in a previous post (in EJIL:Talk!), I explained...

[Dr. Srinivas Burra is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi.] This is in response to Benoit Mayer's writeup titled 'Why I Can't Sign the World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action', which was a reaction to 'World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action: An Urgent Call for Climate Mainstreaming'. I am not an expert on climate...