Activist Dutch lawyer says climate change lawsuit could work in Canada


Mackenzie Scrimshaw
September 15, 2015

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The lawyer who won a class action lawsuit requiring the Dutch government to ramp up its climate action says the legal argument he used in The Hague could also hold up in a Canadian court.

That evidence was the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations-backed group of scientists that urged developed (and developing) countries to meet specific emissions targets to help fight global warming.

“The science is of international value, so it would also apply in any case outside of the Netherlands,” said Roger Cox, a partner at the Dutch law firm Paulussen Advocaten. …

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