At the date of this podcast, there are over 1800 global climate change lawsuits. 18 months ago, that number was 1,543. The effects of climate change are proliferating, and litigation is following suit. But what does a climate change and sustainability dispute look like? What laws and legal principles are engaged? And what can international trends tell us about Canada’s litigation risk profile? Ailsa Bloomer and Andrew McCoomb talk to Cara Dowling and Michael Manhas about the rise of climate and sustainability disputes, and why we expect more will reach our Canadian shores. Cara is our Director of Global Disputes and has multi-jurisdictional experience in litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise in climate change dispute risks. Michael is a Partner in our Vancouver office practising litigation, administrative and regulatory law, with a focus on environmental, energy and indigenous matters.
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CPD credits: This episode qualifies for 0.75 hours of Substantive credit in Ontario and 0.75 hours of Substantive credit in British Columbia.
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