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

​Links

Hilal Ahmad Shaikh and Shameema Shaikh
Jawahar Nagar
Srinagar
Kashmir
India
October 2014


​Organisations and networks

 

  • The Climate justice Programme: an independent not for profit, non-government organisation that uses the law to expose environmental and human rights issues relating to climate change.

 


  • Center for Climate Crime AnalysisThe CCCA is a non-profit organization of prosecutors and law enforcement professionals to trigger and support prosecutions of criminal activities that result in, or are associated with, the emission of significant amounts of greenhouse gases (climate crimes)

  • Germanwatch: advocating for a political, economic and social framework which can ensure a future for the people of the South. Supporting Saul Luciano Lliuya in his civil action against RWE.

 

  • The Global Commons Initiative (tools to support the alignment of emission reductions to the long-term goal, including the CBAT (the Carbon Budget Accounting Tool)

 

 

 

  • Our Children's Trust: 'Securing the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate
    for all present and future generations'

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  • ​Carbon Tracker Initiative:'Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.'

 

  • Carbonmajors.orgweb-site dedicated to Richard Heeds's peer-reviewed research which found that just 90 entities are responsible for extracting most of the fossil fuels that have been burned over the past 150 years. These “carbon majors” include 50 investor-owned companies, such as Chevron and Exxon-Mobil, 31 state-owned companies, such as Saudi Aramco and Pemex, and nine government-run industries in the former Soviet Union, China and other countries.

 

 

  • Crowd justiceweb-site for crowd sourcing funds for legal action.

 

 

 

 

Media outlets
 

 

 

'We sympathise wholly with the concerns of AOSIS. India itself is by no means a small island State, but we are a State with many small islands - in fact, two of our federal administrative units are entirely made up of groups of islands in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. We also have a coastline stretching to more than 7000 kilometers. Even a marginal increase in sea levels would displace tens of millions of our countrymen, increase soil salinity, and adversely affect food production in our country.' 

Kamal Nath, Minister for India, COP1, 1995

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