Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused an invitation to visit the climate-hit homes of indigenous Australians who are bringing a human rights complaint against their government.
Torres Strait Islander Kabay joined a panel at the Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival, to discuss the climate crisis, human rights, and justice.
Torres Strait representatives invite Australian PM to visit their islands and see impact of climate change for himself
Torres Strait Islanders formally invite Australian Prime Minister to visit their low-lying islands and witness for himself climate impacts in the region.
In a groundbreaking climate change case announced today, lawyers with ClientEarth are acting on behalf of a group of indigenous Australians from the Torres Strait region.
“The irony is that by enabling new coal projects, insurers are undermining their own viability. It is a stark case of climate hypocrisy.”
In a first of its kind case, a pension fund member in Australia has taken their fund to court over a lack of information on what it knows about the impact of climate change on his investments and what it is doing about it.
Investors in Rio Tinto have made it clear that they will not stand by and watch while the company funds lobby groups that block climate policy.
As Commonwealth leaders assemble in London, under distinct pressure to act on climate, lawyers point to existing law that commits directors to manage climate risk.
Shareholders are set to protest the corporation’s membership to trade associations notorious for undermining international climate efforts.
Japan is joining the efforts of the EU, US and Australia in developing laws to stop illegally harvested timber from entering their markets.
Membership fees to policy-obstructive lobby groups betray investor confidence, say lawyers.
A new legal report seeks to correct company directors who think following climate risk reporting guidelines is riskier than silence.
Climate reporting standards will be tested for the first time in the Australian courts. ClientEarth lawyers say it could have global ramifications.