Bloomberg Law
April 4, 2022, 8:21 PM

Climate Lawsuits Given ‘Unprecedented’ Mention in Global Report

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

The surge of climate litigation around the world has influenced the way countries craft policy on global warming, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Climate-related lawsuits from individuals and advocates are multiplying, and in some cases have “influenced the outcome and ambition of climate governance,” according to the United Nations-backed report, released Monday. The bulk of the report’s assessment focuses on the policy and technology that could help stem a bleak trajectory of more than 3°C warming—if the world acts on them in time.

This marks the first time the IPCC has recognized ...

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