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Delaware judge limits scope of sweeping climate change lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

A judge has rejected several claims lodged by Delaware’s attorney general in a lawsuit alleging that the fossil fuel industry has downplayed the risks of climate change.
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COP28 could spur wave of climate lawsuits

The Dubai agreement's reference to reducing fossil fuels will likely be used in cases against governments.
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Climate change: Children pioneer a legal right to a secure future

Climate change: Eco-anxious youth are making progress in suing to create a body of law protecting against the effects of a warming planet.
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Climate litigation has exploded, but is it making a difference?

Climate change is sparking a litigation boom across the globe—both to advance and delay action on climate change—with nearly 70 percent of cases playing out in U.S. courts, a report published Thursday said.

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New climate paper calls for charging big US oil firms with homicide

Oil companies have come under increasing legal scrutiny and face allegations of defrauding investors, racketeering, and a wave of other lawsuits. But a new paper argues there’s another way to hold big oil accountable for climate damage: trying companies for homicide.

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How climate lawsuits could sharpen Cop27 loss and damage talks

The floodgates of litigation feared by wealthy nations have now well and truly been opened – as a result of international inaction rather than action.

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Is litigation aiding the transition from fossil fuels to green energy?

There is an uptick in litigation against fossil fuel-driven transport, driven by concerns about the planet’s climate. But do these legal actions affect transport strategies, and do they push businesses towards positive climate action?

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