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IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2022

27 Apr - 29 Apr 2022

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Panel 1: Climate change cases against governments – an overview of the state of play


The last few years have seen a surge of climate change-related cases against governments. On the one hand, climate litigation is being used as an instrument to enhance a government's climate ambitions. On the other, corporations affected by the government's climate policy – for example in relation to the phaseout of fossil fuels – are seeking recourse in investor-state arbitration (notably under the Energy Charter Treaty). Are governments caught between a rock and a hard place? This panel will consider the current state of play and look ahead at future developments in the area of climate change litigation against governments.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Marieke Faber NautaDutilh, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Professor Caio Borges Instituto Clima e Sociedade , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Anja Ipp Climate Change Counsel, Stockholm, Sweden
Professor Remo Klinger Geulen & Klinger, Berlin, Germany
Sudhanshu Swaroop KC Twenty Essex, London, England