Public Talk: Climate Change Litigation in Africa: A focus on project-based litigation

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Cases challenging projects with long-term implications on climate change, the environment and health have become an important part of the climate litigation landscape in Africa. This webinar will provide timely insights into both past and current climate cases and share lessons from project-focused climate litigation in Africa. The webinar will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, policy makers, civil society members and wider climate change related stakeholders interested in better understanding developments in climate litigation.

Chair:
Francesco Sindico, Director of C2LI and Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)

Speakers:
Nicole Loser, Programme Head, Pollution & Climate Change at Centre for Environmental Rights, South Africa
Project-based climate litigation in South Africa: EarthLife Africa Johannesburg v. Minister of Environmental Affairs &

Others
(Thabametsi Coal Power case)
Mark Odaga, Senior Programme Manager at Natural Justice, Kenya
Project-focused climate litigation in Kenya:
Save Lamu v. National Environmental Management Authority and Amu Power Co. Ltd
(Lamu Coal Power case)
Dr. Pedi Obani, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Bradford University, UK
The current landscape and recent developments on project-based climate litigation in Nigeria

This webinar is part of a wider series of events hosted by C2LI in advance of COP 26 in November 2021, when C2LI’s web-based platform, exploring climate change litigation scenarios in various countries, will be formally launched.
The Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI) stems from the book “Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspects” that was recently published by Springer and provides a wide range of users (judges, individuals, NGOs, (public interest) law firms, researchers, media) with information about climate litigation in 30 countries. C2LI is led by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), the University of Geneva Faculty of Law and the National University of Singapore Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL). C2LI will be launched at COP 26 in Glasgow in 2021.

Register in advance for the webinar: Webinar Registration - Zoom