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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series

Edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins

Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.

Chapter 28: Climate change litigation in Asia and the Pacific

Jolene Lin

Subjects: environment, climate change, environmental law, law - academic, energy law, environmental law


This chapter examines climate litigation in the Asia Pacific region. While the vast majority of climate lawsuits have been filed in the United States and Europe, climate litigation can also be observed in Australia and New Zealand. The chapter also examines the potential for climate litigation in jurisdictions where climate litigation is currently absent such as India and the Philippines.

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