The Centre for Law and the Environment’s four-part series, The Youth Climate Litigation Wave, will cover four leading cases from Canada and the US in which youth are demanding climate accountability and action from their government. Each session in the series will delve into a particular case and attendees will get to learn about the case from both a lawyer and plaintiff involved in the case. Attendees can join the session in person at Allard Hall or join the webinar virtually.
About Juliana v. US
In 2015, twenty-one young Americans filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the US government, asserting that, because of the government’s affirmative actions contributing to climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property and has failed to protect essential public trust resources. The Department of Justice's long string of attempts to dismiss and delay the case has meant that Juliana has yet to make it to trial. While a June 2023 ruling put the case back on track to go to trial, rulings on recent motions, which are expected in the coming months, could still prevent the case from going to trial.
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