Climate Litigation Urgenda first case

Saturday December 21, 2019  |  nature
In this video, climate lawyer David Estrin proposes alternative methods for achieving climate change goals by bringing claims to domestic courts. Estrin gives the example of the Urgenda case, a Dutch group who successfully sued their government for not meeting its obligations to fight climate change. It was the first time anywhere in the world that a court ordered a government to reduce its national carbon emissions. Estrin argues that this course of action may be the most powerful way to force action, especially considering the slow progress made at the international level. The Dutch government went to Supreme Court in the Urgenda case, but lost again.