“An analysis published Thursday details how lawsuits that aim to push governments to more ambitiously address the climate emergency and make polluting corporations pay for the damage caused by their sizable contributions to global warming are growing in popularity around the world.
“Though many of the court battles haven’t yet been settled, the report seems to serve as a warning to fossil fuel giants. As Setzer put it, “until recently businesses might not have considered a climate change lawsuit to be a risk, but this is something all corporations should now be taking into account.
“Court cases contribute to greater awareness of climate change issues and can force changes in behavior that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” she added. “It remains an expensive and potentially risky option, though, if compared to other routes like policy-making.”
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Photograph: Youth climate activists attend the Minnesota March for Science held in St. Paul in April 2017. Lorie Shaull / Flickr