Centre Participates in New Research Project to Develop a Global Practical Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation
The project, launched during COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2022, will develop a practical global toolbox for corporate climate litigation. Although there is a growing body of work analysing climate litigation from a comparative perspective, that work has traditionally focused on actions against noncorporate entities like governments. Cases against corporations have yet to receive the same rigorous attention. The toolbox aims to address this.
“The project will create a suite of Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics, a selection of tools for NGOs, government bodies and local communities and other affected groups and individuals around the world and those representing them.”
Dr Ivano Alogna is the Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law at BIICL and directs its rapidly developing environmental and climate change law programme, including the “Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics” project.
He is an Associated Member of the Sorbonne Research Institute in International and European Law (IREDIES), Sorbonne Law School, a member of the European Law Institute (ELI) project on “Ecocide”, and a Glasgow Law Fellow at the University of Glasgow, School of Law.
Dr Alogna is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and its Climate Change Expert Group, and an Expert of the “Environmental Law and Policy” Commission, IUCN French Committee. He was the General Rapporteur of the “Global Pact for the Environment” project.
He is the co-editor of the book ‘Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives’ (2021, Brill) and of a forthcoming volume on ‘Climate Litigation in Europe’ (2023, Intersentia).