Breakfast Seminar: Suing the State for Climate Change (and holding it to account?)

Time: 9:00 – 10:00

Climate change poses unique challenges for societies and the law. The governance architecture of the Paris Agreement allows for a prominent role of domestic courts in the global effort to stabilize greenhouse gases concentrations in the atmosphere and protect natural and human systems from the impacts of climate change.

As part of a manifold set of strategies to advance transformations, parties are increasingly turning to litigation. A key goal of current court cases is to achieve coherence between a government’s international declarations on needed climate action and their actual land use, energy, and planning policies.

Through content analysis of court decisions in cases against governments around the world, Catalina Vallejo is studying where and how State actors are being sued for climate change, whether a distinct climate jurisprudence (case law) is evolving and what, if any at all, are its main developments and shortcomings.

Catalina Vallejo (LawTransform/University of Los Andes School of Law, Colombia) will present preliminary results from her PhD dissertation and Catherine Banet (UiO/Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law), Esmeralda Colombo (UiB/Faculty of Law) and Siri Gloppen (LawTransform/CMI/UiB) will be the commentators.

Moderator: Lara Côrtes (LawTransform/Post-doctoral Researcher, CMI)

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Time: 9:00 – 10:00
Place: Bergen Resource Center, Jekteviksbakken 31.

This event is free and open for all.

Coffee and croissants will be served