CONFERENCE | 21.05.2024: Climate Change Litigation

In recent times, climate lawsuits have been brought across various jurisdictions and involved a range of different actors. This conference looks at the latest cases and developments and at the legal arguments from a comparative perspective. Speakers from Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Poland, Austria and Switzerland will help identify the core issues of regional and global climate litigation. The cross-jurisdictional approach will give valuable insights into the current state of climate change law and litigation and allow a panel of Swiss speakers to address what the future holds from a Swiss perspective.

Climate Change Litigation - an overview
  • Dr. Ivano Alogna (BIICL)

Greening Corporate Law - Regulation instead of Litigation
  • Prof. Marc-Philippe Weller (Heidelberg University)

Perspectives on Climate Causality
  • Prof. Chris Thomale (Vienna University)

Roundtable Germany - BIICL Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation
  • Dr. Sophia Schwemmer (Universität Heidelberg)
  • Dr. Mirjam Saage-Maaß (ECCHR)
  • Theresa Hößl (Universität Heidelberg)
  • Dr. Isabelle Tassius (Universität Heidelberg)

Comparative Roundtable
  • Prof. Elbert de Jong (Utrecht University)
  • Prof. Mathilde Hautereau-Boutonnet (University Aix-Marseille)
  • Prof. Pauline-Marie Abadie (University Aix-Marseille)
  • Dr. Ivano Alogna (BIICL)
  • Prof. Izabela Schiffauer (UAM)
  • Mark Willers KC (Garden Court Chambers)

Roundtable Switzerland
  • Rémi Schweizer (Délégué cantonal au climat, Canton de Vaud)
  • Me Arnaud Nussbaumer-Laghzaoui (Avocat.e.s pour le climat)
  • Prof. Evelyne Schmid (UNIL)
  • Prof. Valentin Jentsch (University of St. Gallen)
  • Johannes Wendland (HEKS/EPER)
  • Mark Willers KC (Garden Court Chambers)

  • Concluding Remarks

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