Energy Minister replies to Plan B: carbon budgets can be changed!

When the UK Government tasked the CCC with reviewing its climate commitments in line with the Paris Agreement and the IPCC Report, it was widely perceived as having precluded...

Plan B files amended grounds of claim against Heathrow expansion

Further to the order of Mr Justice Holgate, Plan B has now filed amended grounds of claim against Heathrow expansion, which conclude: Plan B can only speculate on whether...

Plan B writes to Energy Minister, Claire Perry, seeking urgent response

Today Plan B wrote to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry, seeking urgent clarification of her request for advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Coming just a week...

As the fracking protesters show, a people’s rebellion is the only way to fight climate breakdown | George Monbiot 

Do we trust our governments to steer us clear of #climatebreakdown? Or is it time to stand up against Gross Destruction of the Planet? Our politicians, under the influence...

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Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990...

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Blow for Heathrow airport expansion as campaigners win legal fight over third runway | News | The Times

Plans for a third runway faced a setback today as a series of legal challenges against the project cleared a major hurdle. The High Court in London gave permission for five...

Heathrow expansion protesters gather outside High Court… | Daily Mail Online

Councils and environmental charities are challenge the UK Government´s decision to approve the construction of a third runway at the airport. Source: Heathrow expansion protesters gather outside High Court…...

British public supports urgent action and litigation on climate change – poll reveals | ClientEarth

A groundbreaking new ClientEarth opinion poll reveals that the British public wants urgent action on climate change. Source: British public supports urgent action and litigation on climate change –...

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Climate case gets green light from European Union court

A lawsuit dubbed the People’s Climate Case, which challenges the European Union’s 2030 emissions reduction target and other climate policies, was given the green light by a court on Monday...

Plan B launches legal challenge to Heathrow expansion

Article on Businessgreen.com on Plan B’s legal action against the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Climate charity is bringing legal action against Transport Minister Chris Grayling, claiming the plans for...

Climate change campaign begins legal action against Heathrow expansion

Article on The Construction Index website on Plan B’s legal action against the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Climate change charity Plan B has started legal action against transport secretary...

Fresh legal action taken against Heathrow Airport expansion

Article on Edie.net on Plan B’s legal action against the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Climate change charity Plan B has initiated legal action against Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, in...

Councils pursue judicial review into Heathrow expansion | Public Finance

Article on the Public Finance website on the London Mayor’s legal challenge to the proposed expansion of Heathrow, with a mention of the case being brought by Plan B....

Plan B begins legal action against Heathrow expansion

Climate change charity Plan B, has started legal action against Transport Minister Chris Grayling over his plans for Heathrow expansion. Plan B say the proposal breaches legal obligations in...

UK insurers attacked over climate risk omissions | Financial Times

Three large UK insurance companies have been accused of failing to properly spell out the risks their businesses face from climate change, according to complaints filed with the Financial...

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Supreme Court refuses to halt kids climate case

Article in Climate Liability News on how the Supreme Court denied the federal government’s request to halt discovery and the trial in the youth climate lawsuit Juliana v. United States. Justice Anthony Kennedy...

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News from Caroline Russell: London MPs ‘got it wrong’ on Heathrow vote | London City Hall

Mayor Sadiq Khan agrees to meet with Plan B to discuss legal action against the Heathrow expansion The Mayor said London MPs who voted for Heathrow expansion were ‘wrong’...

While our weather was in chaos a court backed the government’s failing climate change policy | The Canary

Article in the Canary on the court decision about the Plan B case A campaign group which was trying to bring legal action against the government over its climate change policies...

Ninth Circuit court rejects latest administration attempt to stop climate suit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a second petition filed by the Trump administration to short-circuit Juliana v. United States, the landmark climate suit filed by 21 young...

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UK judge blocks suit seeking stronger emissions targets

Article on the Climate Liability News website on the judge’s decision about the Plan B court case. A group of citizens and the nonprofit Plan B say they will...

Net Zero: Judge blocks judicial review hearing for UK carbon target case

Article in Business Green on Today’s judgement Campaign group Plan B says it is ‘surprised and disappointed’ by decision and will lodge an appeal against High Court ruling Source:...

Climate campaigners lose high court battle over carbon target | Environment | The Guardian

Article in the Guardian, via the Press Association, on today’s judgement Charity had argued the government was in breach of international obligations under the Paris agreement Source: Climate campaigners...

Press Release 20th July 2018: High Court blocks path to full trial of climate change legal action

For immediate release High Court blocks path to full trial of climate change legal action The High Court ruled against climate charity Plan B today (20 July) in one...

New York City climate suit dismissed by federal judge

A federal judge ruled in favor of five major oil companies on Thursday, dismissing New York City’s climate liability lawsuit against them. Source: New York City climate suit dismissed...

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to halt kids climate case

In its latest desperate move to halt discovery and avoid an October trial, the federal government demands the Supreme Court upend the landmark climate case. Source: Trump administration asks...

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UK politicians ‘failing to rise to the challenge of climate change’ | Environment | The Guardian

Government’s top climate adviser warns policymakers will be judged harshly by future generations if they don’t act now Source: UK politicians ‘failing to rise to the challenge of climate...

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Hidden gem for Big Oil in carbon tax plan: an end to climate liability suits

Fossil fuel companies are backing a carbon tax plan that also says taxpayers can’t sue them for climate damages and rolls back environmental regulations. Source: Hidden gem for Big...

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Trump administration files emergency appeal to thwart youth climate case

After its last-ditch appeal to the Ninth Circuit failed, the government tries again and says it will appeal for immediate relief to the Supreme Court. Source: Trump administration files...

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UK judge postpones decision on landmark climate case

Article on the Climate Home News website reporting the postponed decision on Plan B’s court case The high court in London has postponed its decision on whether 11 citizens...

Net Zero: Judge postpones decision on UK carbon target case

Article on the Business Green website reporting on the postponement of decision on Plan B’s court case, 5th July 2018. Plan B Earth is seeking a judicial review of...

Press Release 5th July 2018: High Court postpones decision on whether climate case proceeds to full trial

View the Plan B press release here.

Netherlands proposes 95% emissions cut by 2050 in draft climate law

Under proposals backed by seven political parties across the spectrum, the Netherlands could set one of the most ambitious carbon targets in the world Source: Netherlands proposes 95% emissions...

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Court action to save young from climate bill – BBC News

BBC News coverage ahead of Plan B’s court action on 4th July. Legal bid argues UK is discriminating against next generation by failing to cut CO2 emissions fast enough....

Press Release 4th July 2018: Historic legal challenge to hold UK government to account on climate change

For immediate release Historic legal challenge to hold UK government to account on climate change  Download as a pdf here. The UK government is failing to honour its international...

Can climate litigation save the world? | Environment | The Guardian

Guardian article published the day Plan B first went to court Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and...

Ministers who fail to cut greenhouse gas emissions should face legal action, says former chief government scientist | The Independent

Ministers should face legal action unless they agree to cut greenhouse gases in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, a former chief government scientist has said. The...

Caroline Lucas just threw her weight behind the mother of all court cases against the UK government | The Canary

Coverage of Caroline Lucas’ support for Plan B in The Canary, June 2018 Citizens are bringing legal action against the government with a climate charity called Plan B. They...

Top doctors back legal action against Government on… | Daily Mail Online

Coverage of Plan B in the Daily Mail in December 2017 The health professionals support campaign group Plan B´s legal challenge to force the Government to revise its 2050...

Rising tide of court cases threatens Shell’s polluting business model

New Internationalist article available here

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Citizens Sue to Hold UK Government Accountable for Climate Goals

Climate Liability News article available here

We Need Not Be Spectators In the Climate Catastrophe

Common Dreams article available here

Top doctors back legal action against Government on carbon emissions

Daily Mail article available  

Leading doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions

British Medical Journal Article available here

Theresa May’s government faces more court action, this time for allegedly breaking international law

The Canary article available here

Ministers should cut carbon emissions to ZERO by 2050 or face legal action, says UK’s former chief scientific adviser

Daily Mail article available here

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Climate Change Concerns Prompt Court to Block Vienna Airport Expansion

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Judge allows youth constitutional climate rights case to move forward against state of WA and Gov. Inslee

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Victory for America’s Youth – Constitutional Climate Lawsuit against U.S. to Proceed

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Cushing Residents Seek Class-Action Lawsuit Against Oil Companies Over Earthquakes

NPR article available here

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In a loss for ExxonMobil, NY Supreme Court orders oil giant to produce climate documents

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Swiss Grannies launch legal challenge to demand stronger climate action

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Norway faces climate lawsuit over Arctic oil exploration plans

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First #ExxonKnew lawsuit filed against specific company facility

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International court to prosecute environmental crimes in major shift

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Oil majors summoned to Philippines human rights inquiry

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In Kenya, companies now liable for climate change damages

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China punishes officials over sewage in first environmental case of its kind

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Youth Win Climate Case Against Massachusetts in State’s High Court

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Exxon’s Legal Woes Over Climate Change Just Got a New Twist

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Exxon scrambles to contain climate crusade

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Youths Secure Second Win In Washington State Climate Lawsuit

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Judge Denies Motions by Fossil Fuel Industry and Federal Government in Landmark Climate Change Case

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Seven-Year-Old Pakistani Latest To Sue Government Over Climate Inaction

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Exxon’s Oil Industry Peers Knew About Climate Dangers in the 1970s, Too

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Philippines takes up complaint of human rights violations by oil firms

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A Peruvian farmer is suing an energy giant over climate change

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Farmer sues Pakistan’s government to demand action on climate change

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Law graduate sues Government over emissions targets

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Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling

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Former Chief Scientist backs Plan B Legal Action

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Plan B serves UK Government notice of legal action over their climate inaction

Press release available here Full text of the letter available here Former Chief Scientist backs Plan B Legal Action. Article in the Independent available here

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Al Jazeera interview with Tim Crosland

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Ministers who fail to cut greenhouse gas emissions should face legal action, says former chief government scientist

Independent article available here

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Climate Litigation Needs to Become a Mass Movement

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‘We should be on the offensive’ – James Hansen calls for wave of climate lawsuits

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This climate lawsuit could change everything. No wonder the Trump administration doesn’t want it going to trial

Washington Post article available here

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NYC Sues Big Oil Over Climate Impacts, Plans To Divest $5 Billion From Fossil Fuels

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Pakistan ordered to enforce climate law by Lahore court

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Nine-year-old girl files lawsuit against Indian Government over failure to take ambitious climate action

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Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant for contributing to climate change

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Can climate litigation save the world?

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