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Author
Michael Heard
Date
September 25, 2019
Source
Courts of New Zealand

Climate Change Litigation – Judicial Comment

Supreme Court Justices Winkelmann, Glazebrook,and Ellen France delivered a significant paper on climate change and climate change litigation earlier this year. The paper, presented at the Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium, has just been released and can be found here: https://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/speechpapers/CCw.pdf/at_download/file

The paper reviews significant global climate litigation including landmark cases advanced by LeeSalmonLong such as Thomson v Minister for Climate Change Issues [2017] NZHC 733, [2018] 2 NZLR 160 and West Coast ENT Inc v Buller Coal Limited [2013] NZSC 87, [2014] 1 NZLR 32.