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Lewis Hay wins Law Society’s COP26 & Climate Change Student Essay Competition

Congratulations to Napier University law student Lewis Hay who has won the Law Society of Scotland’s COP26 and climate change student essay competition, answering the question ‘How do you consider that developing a universal definition of ecocide may assist in fighting climate change and environmental harm?’.

Read his excellent essay here:- https://www.lawscot.org.uk/news-and-events/blogs-opinions/cop26-and-climate-change-student-competition-winning-essay/

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Making climate change illegal

One of the most robust laws on climate change yet was created in Denmark in 2020. Could failing to act on climate change be made illegal? Read more thoughts on Denmark’s Climate Act in this excellent article here.

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Obligations of Private Enterprises Towards the Paris Agreement: The Landmark Decision of a Netherlands Court

This article analyses a judgment of a Netherlands court (that ordered a private company to comply with the objectives of the Paris Agreement) with special emphasis on the grounds on which the judgment has been delivered and its significance in the contemporary world. Written by Nabil Iqbal & Syeda Mehar Ejaz, law students from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.

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The U.S. Falls Behind Majority of the World in Reducing CO2 Emissions: The Case for Rejoining the Paris Agreement.

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By Alexandra Lauren Horn, Esq., a U.S. Attorney, admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey, with a Certificate in International Law and an interest in Environmental Law and Human Rights. Note you can also download this article as a Word Document or PDF with full footnotes/endnotes below the post.

On November 4, 2020, while most of the world was obsessively watching the growing vote count between President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden, the U.S. formally withdrew from the 2015 Paris Agreement.[i]

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Will the Heat Networks Bill warm up the District Heating Sector in Scotland ?

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The Scottish Government has committed to a 35% reduction in carbon emissions from heating domestic properties by 2032 and a reduction in carbon emissions from heating non-domestic properties of 70% by 2032. In this post, Solicitor and 2050 Climate Group volunteer Alex Irwin explains some of the significant challenges in decarbonising heat, a number of notable aspects of the Heat Networks Bill in Scotland and the need for more legislation pertaining to sustainable heat.

The carbon emissions from heating domestic homes account for around 13% of the UK’s annual carbon emissions. The carbon emissions from heating homes is comparable to the contribution of all petrol and diesel cars in the UK. 

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Top 100 Legal Blogs on Environmental Law

Feedspot are putting together a list of their top 100 environmental law blogs here. We’re grateful for them to include us and if you can suggest any others for them to add please do so.

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Legal Action on Climate Change a ‘Global Phenomenon’

“Melting sea Ice at Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada” by GRIDArendal; licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Legal action on climate change is now a global phenomenon.

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Top 35+ Climate Change Law Influencers to Follow on Twitter

The following are some of the top climate change legal influencers on Twitter. They are some of the best lawyers, legal academics and legal organisations trying to turn the tide on climate change through change in the law across many different jurisdictions.

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The [Chancery Lane] Project is Re-wiring Contracts and Laws to fight Climate Change

Thanks to Lynette Purves for highlighting this to me some time ago, the [Chancery Lane] Project is doing some incredible work in helping to re-wire contracts and create model laws to enable communities and businesses to fight climate change.

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What Is Climate Change Law?

Climate change law encompasses the policies and regulations implemented throughout the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conquer global warming, and prevent climate change.