The law and climate: an address from Chief Justice Brian Preston

Litigation on climate is growing, with the cumulative number of climate litigation cases worldwide more than doubling over the past five years.

The current wave of climate litigation is characterised by diverse types of legal claims and an increasing volume of cases brought in different jurisdictions.

Recent instances of climate litigation in Australia echo global trends and fall within three categories: litigation aimed at domestic accountability for climate action; litigation directed toward the private sector; and human rights litigation.

In this event, the Honourable Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW, will deliver a lecture on the subject, introduced by the Honourable Bob Carr.
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