Defending the Planet: Climate Litigation

Monday, November 15, 2021
12-1:30pm Eastern Time (US) / 6-7:30pm German time
Zoom Webinar

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About the Event

Photo:Young people display placards during the march that took place during the Pre-COP Event where the ministers prepare UN COP26 climate change conference in Milano, Italy on October 1, 2021. Credit: Shutterstock/Mauro UjettoCOP26 has shown the many faces of climate action - youth demonstrating with Greta Thunberg, negotiators searching for agreement on policy proposals, scientists presenting the grim results of their research. Another tool in the arsenal of tools to tackle climate change is litigation. Laws need to be developed, implemented, and enforced. Legal and judicial professionals need training. In this webinar we will talk about the successes and challenges of fighting for climate justice through the legal system.

Photo: Young people display placards during the march that took place during the Pre-COP Event where the ministers prepare UN COP26 climate change conference in Milano, Italy on October 1, 2021. Credit: Shutterstock/Mauro Ujetto

About the Speaker

Hermann OttProf. Dr. Hermann E. Ott is the Head of Client Earth. He holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in International Environmental Law from the Free University of Berlin and is a professor for ‘Global Sustainability Strategies and Governance’ at the University of Sustainable Development in Eberswalde (HNEE).