This examination of the role of litigation in addressing the problem of climate change focuses not only on how the massive and growing number of lawsuits influences regulation directly, but also on how the lawsuits shape corporate behaviour and public opinion. It provides readers with an understanding of how these lawsuits have shaped approaches to mitigation and adaptation, and have been used to try to force and to block regulation. There is a particular emphasis on lawsuits in the United States and Australia, the two jurisdictions which have had the most climate change litigation in the world, and the lessons provide broader insights into the role of courts in addressing climate change.
In The Press
'Peel and Osofsky do an excellent job of providing the necessary factual and legal information needed to understand the various aspects of this complex topic. Whether the reader possesses only a basic knowledge of the subject or is well versed, this book should provide considerable insight. While Climate Change Litigation provides information, theories, and strategies designed to assist those seeking to use the court system as a vehicle for reducing carbon emissions, attorneys, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders positioned on the opposite side of such efforts also will find this book to be a useful resource for generating legal strategies and preparing for potential future legal actions.' Mark Popielarski, Law Library Journal