EU, Policy and Regulation, UK

How criminal law is seeping into the climate debate

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While criminal law has been used to convict climate activists, legal frameworks have also been put forward in the UK parliament to make environmental degradation a criminal offence (Photo: Chris Dorney/Dreamstime)

While several climate activists have been sent to prison for their involvement in disruptive protests, legislation is now also being strengthened to impose criminal sanctions on individuals found responsible for large-scale environmental damage

Courts globally have seen a steep rise in climate-related lawsuits as the negative impacts of a warming ...

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