Climate Change Litigation: learning from the Urgenda case

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Climate litigation is an understudied phenomenon in criminology. In this article we will discuss the rise of climate change litigation and growing recognition of global environmental harms from a green criminological perspective. More specifically, we will discuss both the legal reasoning and the impact of the Urgenda case in the Netherlands in the context of environmental, ecological and climate justice. We will conclude with how this case contributes for the recognition of diverse climate victims and strengthening of climate justice in the near future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-30
Number of pages17
JournalTijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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