Amendment of the report on climate change litigation

On 5 March 2024, the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights announced the publication of the Bonavero Report No. 2/2024 entitled ‘Climate Litigation in Europe Unleashed: Catalysing Action against States and Corporations’. The report was edited by Dr Ekaterina Aristova (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow) and Justin Lim (BCL Student). It curated a compilation of 16 expert opinion pieces from scholars and practitioners.

One contribution, ’Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics’ by Dr Ivano Alogna (British Institute of International and Comparative Law), referenced a Business and Human Rights Resource Centre article. This article, citing a press release from Greenpeace, stated that ‘[o]n 26 July 2023, Greenpeace Italy and ReCommon announced ENI had filed a SLAPP against them, accusing the organisations of defamation’.

Following the publication of the report, the Bonavero Institute received clarifications regarding the above information. ENI informed the Institute that it had promoted a mediation procedure with Greenpeace Italy and ReCommon and had not filed a lawsuit or sought damages for defamation against these NGOs.

Upon verifying the information provided by ENI, the Bonavero Institute, along with the editors and Dr Alogna, decided to amend the opinion piece in question. Consequently, the PDF of the report has been updated to reflect this change. No other amendments have been made to the report. The report is available here.

The Bonavero Institute remains committed to the accuracy and integrity of its publications and thanks all contributors and stakeholders for their cooperation and understanding.