Climate Change Litigation Initative

  • Sindico, Francesco (Principal Investigator)
  • Moise Mbengue, Makane (Principal Investigator)
  • Lin, Jolene (Principal Investigator)

Project: Non-funded project

Project Details


The Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI) reviews climate change litigation in 30 countries using a scenario-based methodology. The initiative focuses on countries where litigation exists, but also on countries with little or no little litigation. CL2I is led by Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), the University of Geneva Law School and the National University of Singapore Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law. C2LI has started in the framework of the 2018 biannual Conference of the International Academy of Comparative Law, but has now grown in a long-term initiative aimed at contributing to the discourse on climate change litigation and providing policy relevant tools to policy makers and wider stakeholders.

Layman's description

Countries are not doing enough to fight climate change. People are realising they cannot wait for their governments to act, it is too late. So they are taking it for themselves to push their governments into action through the courts. C2LI provides insights into effective climate action by civil society around the world and on what needs to happen in those countries without litigation for civil society to bring effective action before the Courts.
Effective start/end date1/04/17 → …


  • climate change
  • litigation


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