LEGAL ACTION FOR THE CLIMATE GOAL: TOWARDS EQUITY, SURVIVAL AND THE RULE OF LAW

“PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY HAVE HIS ALTERNATIVE FACTS,
      BUT ALTERNATIVE FACTS DO NOT WORK IN A COURTROOM”

​​This web-site:

  • explains why, with politics in disarray, legal action is now critical to tackling climate change ​in time;


  • outlines different forms of available legal action;


  • provides supporting materials and resources; and


  • promotes network and strategy formation.

Plan B, is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), Registered Charity Number 1167953

Many thanks to Gideon Mendel for kind permission to use his 'Drowning World' series of photographs, a project he began in 2007 to explore the personal impacts of climate change. Flooding is just one of the consequences of global warming: the warmer air is, the more water vapour it can hold, leading to rainfall that is less regular but more extreme. Since water vapour is itself a greenhouse gas, a vicious circle (or 'positive feedback effect') results, accelerating both warming and flooding.  

Graphic (below)courtesy of the Global Commons Institute (GCI)

19 May 2017: Plan B responds to Chair, CCC and writes again to UK Minister


2 May 2017: 
Chair, CCC replies to Plan B


13 April 2017: 
Plan B urges UK Minister and Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to respect the global climate obligation and safeguard the right to life

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​​​Plan B ​ is supporting the emergence of a networked, international movement of  legal action to prevent catastrophic climate change.