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June 30, 2023

Litigation continues to influence climate governance

European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg. The vast majority of climate litigation cases are filed in the global north. (Photo: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/Fotoware)
European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg. The vast majority of climate litigation cases are filed in the global north. (Photo: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/Fotoware)

After a surge in 2021, climate litigation cases globally dropped slightly last year, but the field is diversifying with the use of new legal arguments and more cases in the global south, research by LSE’s Grantham research institute shows.

In the past 12 months, 190 climate lawsuits have been filed in courts around the globe, says the fifth edition of the annual global trends in climate litigation report by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

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