ABC Future Tense Podcast: Litigating our way out of climate change

23 July 2021

Responses to climate change are often marked by frustration as much as fear.

Those seeking to end our fossil-fuel dependency are increasingly turning to litigation to force the hands of companies and governments - often on human rights grounds.

But do the courts have a legitimate role to play in leading the way? Or is this a form of judicial activism?


Professor Jacqueline McGlade – UCL Institute for Global Prosperity and Strathmore University Business School, Kenya

David Estrin – Environmental law specialist and co-chair of the International Bar Association’s Climate Change Justice and Human Rights Task Force

Professor Jacqueline Peel - Professor of environment and climate change law, University of Melbourne

David Morris – CEO, Environmental Defenders Office

Listen to the podcast on the ABC website

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