Policy and Regulation

Rights of future generations increasingly invoked in climate legal cases

The European Court of Human Rights: two out of several climate cases being heard have a generational angle. (Photo: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg)

Litigation triggered by generational concerns about climate change is set to rise as courts are asked to consider the rights of different age groups in the face of climate impacts.

Younger and senior claimants are becoming more commonplace in courtrooms as legal frameworks across the world evolve to ...

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