December 14, 2020 at 14:30 – 16:00 (CET)

Online event

Bringing climate justice to life: Cases from Australia, Portugal, France and Norway

The Forum Talk will bring together citizens, organisations and environmental advocacy groups to discuss challenging environmental policies (or lack thereof) of governments in court.

The general discussion on resorting to strategic litigation as a tool to fight climate change will be followed by concrete examples of ongoing law suits worldwide. In particular, it will focus on cases from Australia, Portugal, Norway and France where individuals or organisations brought legal complaints against governments before the courts.

Participation in the discussion will be available here:

Online stream of the discussion will be available on Facebook.


Lucy Maxwell, Senior Legal Associate, Climate Litigation Network, the Netherlands


Joana Setzer, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UK

Gerry Liston, Legal Officer, Legal Officer with the Global Legal Action Network, Ireland

David Barnden, Principal Lawyer, Equity Generation Lawyers, Australia

Frode Pleym, Head of Greenpeace Norway

Marie Pochon, Spokesperson, Secretary General, Notre Affaire à Tous, France

For more information please visit the website of the World Forum for Democracy