Climate Change Litigation

As climate change concerns continue to capture the world’s attention, in the public, political and legal spheres, the trend of climate change litigation is gathering pace. Claimants are submitting novel claims, with varying degrees of success, alongside a shifting regulatory landscape offering further opportunities to bring proceedings.

Linklaters’ multi-disciplinary team has advised on a wide variety of climate-related issues and can assist businesses facing, or potentially at risk of facing, such litigation.

Global status

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law database shows over 1,500 global cases of climate change litigation, with an increasing number of these taking place outside the US.

Climate Change Litigation Global Cases

x COP26 and beyond