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25 June 2019
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25 June 2019

Climate Litigation against Companies: An Overview of Legal Arguments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

For the past decade, climate litigation has been steadily rising across jurisdictions. Traditionally, these cases have been brought against governments, but there is now a steep rise in climate lawsuits brought directly against companies. This increase...

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25 June 2019
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Author: Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme

Au cours de la dernière décennie, le nombre de litiges climatiques a régulièrement augmenté d’un pays à l’autre. En général, ces poursuites sont engagées contre des gouvernements, mais le nombre de poursuites liées au climat introduites directement...

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25 June 2019

Shareholder litigation as the next frontier in shareholder climate action

Author: Peter Barnett, Litigation Lawyer, Climate Programme, ClientEarth

Investors are responding increasingly forcefully to require companies to better disclose and manage climate-related risks.

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25 June 2019

Investors need to hold all sectors to account on climate change – not just the fossil fuel industry 

Author: Sonia Hierzig, Senior Projects Manager, Climate Change, ShareAction

For other companies not inherently high-carbon, many of the solutions needed are still in the research and development process and far from being commercially viable.

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25 June 2019

Critical shareholding as a tool to hold Italian corporations accountable

Author: Alessandro Runci, Re:Common

Major Italian companies are asked to respond about their responsibilities re climate change & environmental destruction.

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25 June 2019

Are shareholders the new champions of climate justice?

Author: Maysa Zorob & Antonella Angelini, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Institutional and private shareholders are increasingly bringing legal claims against the companies or private institutions in which they own shares.

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25 June 2019

New briefing: Overview of legal arguments used in climate litigation against companies

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25 June 2019

13 cities & NGOs call on Total to comply with French Duty of Vigilance law

On October 23, 2018, 13 towns in conjunction with the following associations: Notre Affaire à Tous, Les Eco Maires, Sherpa, and Zea, challenged Total with regards to its inaction on climate change, on the basis of the French law on the duty of...

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