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Litigation for Mitigation: Constitutional Dimensions of Renewable Energy and Climate Change

June 2, 2021 | 13:00 15:00

WWEAwebinar in collaboration with the WWEA Legal Working Group and EREF 

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 13-15 h Central European Summer Time

Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court took a landmark decision by qualifying the German climate law as unconstitutional as it does not provide sufficient protection against the impact of climate change, in particular for future generations. The decision implies a constitutional, individual right against the government to protect the climate.

The WWEAwebinar will present details of the decisions by the German Constitutional Court and will discuss its implications, for the energy sector and internationally.

Important questions will be discussed:

  • How far does this groundbreaking decision impact the legal situation in the rest of Europe, and in other parts of the world?
  • Is there a new paradigm emerging – environmental standards as part of basic or even human rights?
  • What are the implications for the energy sector and energy related law?
  • Which similar decisions have been taken by courts in other jurisdictions?
  • Is it worthwhile to develop an international litigation strategy for effective climate change mitigation and for accelerated shift towards renewable energy?

Legal experts from Germany, Europe and Australia will discuss the current situation and potential strategies as well as prospects of future action.

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