Do you find yourself wondering how the legal industry is being transformed by the emergence of tech startups, especially in the area of environmental law? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, you’ve landed in the right spot. In this piece, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of technology and examine its impact on traditional law firms. Our focus will be on the ways these startups are revolutionizing the practice of climate and environmental law, and we’ll explore examples of how they’re doing it.
Climate change has become a major concern globally, as the world faces increasingly severe environmental challenges. With the increased need to solve these concerns, there is a growing demand for environmental law and climate change specialists. Climate change attorneys are individuals who play an important role in addressing the legal challenges of climate change.
For close to a century, the US army’s practice of storing toxic substances on or nearby its active bases across the country has exposed millions of troops stationed with their families to severe health hazards with lasting consequences. North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune is arguably the most infamous instance of widespread toxic contamination on US military installations, affecting soldiers and their loved ones located on the site for more than three decades until the issue was addressed.
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/
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
Legal action on climate change is now a global phenomenon.