The Bonavero Institute publishes new report on climate change litigation

Cover of the report showing melting icebergs in the ocean

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights announces the publication of its latest Bonavero Report No. 2/2024 entitled ‘Climate Litigation in Europe Unleashed: Catalysing Action against States and Corporations’. This report follows the discussions at the one-day workshop held on 22 November 2023 at the Bonavero Institute. The workshop was convened with support from Oxfam, Woodsford, the Oak Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. The report was edited by Dr Ekaterina Aristova (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow) and Justin Lim (BCL Student).

The report examines developments, opportunities and challenges to strategic climate litigation involving states and corporations in Europe. In doing so, it curates a compilation of 16 expert opinion pieces from scholars and practitioners to explore legal strategies employed in climate litigation and potential avenues for legal activism, policy change and precedent-setting. In addition, the editors identify in the introduction key insights, knowledge gaps and directions for further research identified at the workshop.

The workshop and the report are the outcomes of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship held by Dr Ekaterina Aristova (grant reference ECF- 2021-132).