COP 25 Press Conference Invitation - Climate Litigation: taking big emitters to court
- Category: Press Releases
- Published: 12 December 2019
Thursday, 12 December 14:00, Press Conference Room MOCHA in Hall 4, IFEMA - Madrid
On Thursday 12 December, plaintiffs and campaigners representing six climate cases across the world will attend the UN climate talks in Madrid to present how climate litigation is enforcing the protection of human rights from the worsening impacts of climate change.
Yeb Saño, Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, also a petitioner of the human rights investigation of the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines
Nine de Pater, campaigner at Milieudefensie on the legal action against Shell
Lisa Goeldner, representing the German Climate Case
Cecilia Erba, researcher at A Sud, representing the Italian Climate Case
Sadhbh O’Neill, representing Climate Case Ireland
Wendel Trio, Director of CAN Europe in support of the legal action against the European Union, known as the People’s Climate Case
The press conference will be livestreamed here: https://unfccc-cop25.streamworld.de/live
In 2019, climate litigation continued to expand across world jurisdictions. An increasing number of citizens and NGOs are using legal frameworks to hold their governments and fossil fuel companies accountable for failing to address the climate crisis.
The press conference will gather different campaigners and plaintiffs who are involved in different legal actions to seek climate justice. They will testify about their efforts, their motivation and the impact they have had until now.
Goksen Sahin, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, +32 468 45 39 20
Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change. With over 160 member organisations from 35 European countries, representing over 1.700 NGOs and more than 40 million citizens, CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe.