Oil Expansion and Climate Litigation

Organized by Greenpeace 2. August 2016

Following a wave of legal cases around the world, a coalition of organizations in Norway is considering legal action against the government's announced 23rd oil and gas license round in Arctic waters, invoking paragraph 112 of the Constitution, which protects the right of future generations to a healthy environment.

In this session, "Oil Expansion in the Arctic in the Context of Climate Litigation Cases Around the World," Greenpeace will arrange for expert speakers on campaigning, legal matters and international climate change, who will offer their views on the matter and afterwards invite to an open discussion about the political and environmental perspectives of the issue. A panel of experts on climate change litigation, including intergenerational rights, environmental and human rights liability and state responsibility will discuss the wave of climate litigation cases around the world.