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ARGENTINA’S HYDROCARBON BORDER EXPANSION: The rise of climate litigation claims against offshore fossil fuel exploitation

April 5, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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In January 2022, Greenpeace Argentina, along with other civil society organizations in the Argentinian Atlantic Coast brought a climate litigation case questioning the approval of offshore oil exploitation projects in the coast of Argentina (Greenpeace et al. v. Argentina et al.). Among many concerns, the plaintiffs argue that the projects foster a significant reliance on fossil fuels, which is inconsistent with Argentina’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Shortly after the case was filed, an injunctive relief was granted, immediately halting the execution of the project, and then reversed. The case represents a significant example of the possibilities and limitations of climate litigation as an effective tool to impact the shape of the energy transition strategy in Latin America.

Please join us on April 5, 2022, at 10:00 am EST as we discuss Greenpeace et al. v. Argentina et al. and its implications for climate litigation in Argentina. This Webinar, moderated by Maria Antonia Tigre, will feature a discussion with four climate litigation experts from Argentina. Rafael Colombo and Lucas Micheloud are lawyers from the Argentine Association of Environmental Lawyers and have brought the claim against the State of Argentina. María Valeria Berros and Gastón Medici-Colombo are the national rapporteurs for Argentina for the Sabin Center’s Peer Review Network on Global Climate Litigation.

This webinar is part of the Sabin Center’s Peer Review Network on Global Climate Litigation’s monthly webinar series. The Peer Review Network receives financial support from the United Nations Environment Program.