Global trends in climate change litigation: 2023 snapshot

This report reviews key global developments in climate change litigation, with a focus on the period May 2022 to May 2023, drawing primarily on the Climate Change Litigation databases maintained by the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law. It is the fifth edition of annual report on global trends in climate change litigation. Each report provides a synthesis of the latest research and developments in the climate change litigation field, outlining general trends to date as well as focusing on cases filed in the previous 12 months. This edition contains an update on case numbers, metrics and categorisations based on those used in previous years’ reports, a thematic review of recent cases, and a discussion of the climate policy areas that are most likely to be subject to legal controversy in the coming months and years.

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