This Practice Note provides details on climate change litigation cases. It sets out what climate change litigation includes, some of the key drivers to climate change litigation and jurisdictional issues. It also covers different types of claims, such as claims against the government/public bodies, including constitutional and human rights claims, administrative law claims and judicial review. Other claims include claims against private entities/corporations in respect of their contribution to climate change, including negligence and nuisance claims. The Practice Note also focuses on financial claims, such as claims by shareholders against companies and management, failure to report and claims against financial businesses, such as investment managers and pension funds. Finally, it also covers other types of climate change litigation claims, such as claims involving consumer protection/misleading advertising, public trust doctrine, insurance cover and claims other than before the courts.
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