The world’s first national inquiry into the human rights impacts of climate change takes a crucial leap forward today, as the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights hears evidence at a two-day hearing in Manila.
Plans for a huge opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay were today formally rejected by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, on the basis that the environmental impact would be too significant.
Four young people and local NGO Greenwatch are suing the government for failing to protect them from climate change dangers like drought and food shortages.
The UK government must do more, faster, to meet its legally binding carbon reduction targets, according to the latest report from its advisors.
Lawyers and scientists met in London to discuss climate litigation, the challenges it poses for both disciplines, and how they could work together.