“A Landmark Case/Held v. Montana” by Alan Levy

“A Landmark Case/Held v. Montana” by Alan Levy

There is much to celebrate about the exciting, landmark decision from the Montana District Court in the youth case of Held v. Montana. (To read the full text of the decision, issued on August 14, 2023, click HERE.) Shortly after the trial ended in June, a summary of...
Global Climate Litigation Report

Global Climate Litigation Report

A hefty new report (109 pages) has arrived from the United Nations Environment Program (July 27, 2023) in conjunction with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Climate School (Columbia Law School). It is entitled “Global Climate Litigation: 2023...
Ontario Youth Take the Government to Task in Court/Part 2

Ontario Youth Take the Government to Task in Court/Part 2

Part 2 of this series, “The Story of Mathur v. Ontario,” focuses on the landmark court decision handed down in April 2023 dismissing all of the claims by the young applicants. “Climate litigation is complex, time-consuming, expensive, slow, frustrating and usually...
“Anatomy of a Climate Trial” by Alan Levy

“Anatomy of a Climate Trial” by Alan Levy

“Held is the first youth-led climate case and first constitutional climate case to reach trial in the U.S.” Alan Levy’s detailed account of the 2023 case of Held v. Montana sets out clearly and succinctly the type of evidence courts might consider in...