Policy and Regulation

Are ‘anti-climate’ lawsuits set to rise as ESG regulation grows?

Post-holiday traffic in Europe. The expansion of the EU ETS regime to include road transport is one area that could spark a rise in ‘anti-climate’ litigation (Photo by Denis Lovrovic/AFP via Getty Images)

With climate regulation increasingly enshrined in national legislation so governments can hit their net zero targets, policymakers should prepare for greater legal pushback.

Although they only represent a small proportion of climate litigation cases today, lawsuits targeting climate legislation could become more common as governments enact stricter regulations ...

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