CFP: Workshop: Climate Change Litigation – Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences

The International and Transnational Tendencies in Law Center (INTRAlaw), Aarhus University is pleased to announce a call for papers for a workshop on Climate change litigation: trends, policy implications and the way forward to take place at Aarhus University, Department of Law on 14 – 15 June 2018.

SPEAKER: Joana Setzer, Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Dennis van Berkel, Legal Counsel at the Dutch Urgenda Foundation will deliver a keynote address at the workshop.

TOPICS: Paper proposals are welcome from scholars, practitioners, researchers as well as government, business and civil society representatives with a particular interest in this area. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Analysis of precedent-setting climate change case law
– Justiciability of climate change claims
– Proof of causation in climate litigation
– Sources of climate rights and obligations in climate litigation
– New approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation following climate litigation
– Human rights approaches in climate litigation
– Application of international law by domestic courts in climate litigation
– The impact of climate litigation upon law- and policy-making
– Corporate responses to climate litigation
– Legal remedies and enforcement

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Abstracts of max. 500 words with a short bio should be submitted via e-mail to Theodora Valkanou ( by May 5, 2018.

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