Climate change litigation with a global approach: Interview with attorney Gisela Toussaint

by Fenja De Silva-Schmidt

A while ago, we explained what climate change litigation is, and presented some case examples that have been featured in the media (see here). For this post, we conducted a telephone interview with the climate change litigation expert Gisela Toussaint, who has already been part of several initiatives appealing to different courts. She explains further details of her approach and tells us about her motivation.

Gisela Toussaint and mandates
Gisela (left) with some of her clients. ©Ludwig Essig / Greenteam Schwabenpower

Gisela, what are your current projects related to climate change? Continue reading Climate change litigation with a global approach: Interview with attorney Gisela Toussaint

Climate protests in the court room – Climate change litigation is on the rise

by Fenja De Silva-Schmidt

Besides demonstrations in the streets and public calls for climate action, activists are also attempting to fight for stricter climate protection laws by employing the legal system. Filing lawsuits against nations and states, political actors or companies in the context of climate change is called climate change litigation. Recently, some cases have gained prominence in German reporting as well as in international media coverage.

climate protest sign

Continue reading Climate protests in the court room – Climate change litigation is on the rise