16.11.2022, Ägypten

Climate Litigation against Corporations: Strategies, Demands and Lessons Learned

16.11.2022, 15:00 Uhr
Climate Justice Hub
Sanafir / PACHA Hotel in Naama Bay at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

3 - 4 pm (GMT+2, CAIRO)

Directions from the “Blue Zone”

According to a study by the Climate Accountability Institute, 70 per cent of all historical industrial CO2 emissions can be traced back to the activities of 108 companies. They therefore bear major responsibility for global warming – and for its consequences.

Climate litigation is emerging as an increasingly successful strategy to hold corporations accountable. In the last decade, several legal interventions have been launched around the world, in both national and transnational settings. This event will present insights and lessons learned from some of the most iconic cases challenging industry.

Our conversation will address the historic lawsuit of a Peruvian farmer suing the German energy utility RWE and the new case of four Indonesian islanders suing the Swiss company Holcim - the world’s leading cement manufacturer - for climate-related loss and damages.

We will talk about the legal strategies, challenges and upcoming developments in the fighting for corporate legal accountability in the context of climate change.


15:00 | Welcome and Intro

Moderator: César Rodríguez-Garavito

15:05 – 15:15 | Corporate climate litigation overview

Dr Ivano Alogna, Research Fellow in Environmental and Climate Change Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

15:15 – 15:25 | Saúl Luciano Lliuya vs. RWE

Saúl Luciano Lliuya – Plaintiff in Saúl Luciano Lliuya vs. RWE

Noah Walker Crawford, Germanwatch, External advisor for climate litigation

15:25 – 15:35 | Asmania et alt. v. Holcim

Laura Duarte Reyes - Legal Advisor at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), Holcim Case

15:35 – 16:00 | Open discussion


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Meeting-ID: 820 4281 6300
Kenncode: 493646


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