Environmental Law Australia

Identifying climate litigation opportunities

This seminar examines 10 key issues for identifying opportunities for climate litigation in or involving Australia.

It is a pre-recording of a seminar paper presented at a Climate Litigation Workshop in Melbourne on 22 July 2019.

The handout for this workshop is available here.

The slides for the workshop are available here.

An annotated version of the PNG Constitution with sections discussed in the seminar highlighted and electronically bookmarked is available here.

A detailed analysis of the 10 questions and case study of transnational climate litigation presented in this seminar is published in:

Chris McGrath “Identifying Opportunities for Climate Litigation: A Transnational Claim by Customary Landowners in Papua New Guinea against Australia’s Largest Climate Polluter” (2020) 37(1) Environmental & Planning Law Journal (in press).