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Just Transition Litigation in Latin America: Initial Lessons

January 31, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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To achieve the long-term temperature goals of the Paris Agreement, countries need to rapidly reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and scale up the use of cleaner alternatives. The scope of transformations needed is profound, wide-ranging, and likely to affect many aspects of everyday life. In the process of dismantling fossil fuel sectors, including its infrastructure, industries, and mining sites, laid-off workers and affected communities will require support. This is part of the just transition. In response to wide-ranging decarbonization policies, just transition litigation is arising as a challenge to how communities are included and human rights respected in this process. Just transition litigation is particularly developing in Latin America, a region where equity issues are particularly prominent. 

Please join us on January 31, 2023, at 9.00 am EDT as we present the findings of our recently published report, Just Transition Litigation in Latin America: an initial categorization of climate litigation cases amid the energy transition.  

Keynote Speaker: Gladys Martínez, Executive Director, Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA)


Dr. Maria Antonia Tigre (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School)

Lorena Zenteno (University of Edinburgh, rapporteur for Chile)

Marlies M.E. Hesselman (University of Groningen, rapporteur for the Netherlands and UN Special Procedures)

Natalia Urzola (Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment, rapporteur for Colombia)

Pedro Cisterna-Gaete (University of Edinburgh, rapporteur for the Inter-American System of Human Rights)

Riccardo Luporini (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, rapporteur for Italy).

Read the report here.

This webinar is part of the Sabin Center’s Peer Review Network on Global Climate Litigation’s monthly webinar series.