This database records litigation (including settled cases and court orders) on issues of climate change in Australia. It encompasses cases across several different substantive categories including mitigation cases, adaptation cases, cases on corporate climate risk accountability, constitutional and human rights cases, and cases that broaden access to justice in climate cases.
Australia presently has the second largest number of climate cases globally and the most significant adaptation jurisprudence of any country. For details of litigation elsewhere in the world you can find this information on the climate change case charts maintained by the Sabin Center for Climate Law at Columbia University and the LSE Grantham Institute’s Climate Change Laws of the World database.
The Australian Climate Change Litigation database is continually being updated with new cases. If you are aware of relevant cases from Australia which do not yet appear in the database please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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