Webinar: Climate Change and Constitutional Law - NGC Webinar Series [24 November 2021]

The Applied Constitutional Study Laboratory (ACSL) at the Dullah Omar Institute together with the Global Environmental Law Centre (GELC), University of the Western Cape, invite you to a webinar on Climate Change and Constitutional Law.
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  • When 24 Nov, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
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DOI NGC Webinar Series - co-hosted with the Global Environmental Law Centre

Climate change litigation: Global trends


According to a recent report, “climate change litigation continues to grow in importance as a way of either advancing or delaying effective action on climate change”. The overall number of climate change-related cases has more than doubled since 2015, with more than 1,000 cases brought in the last six years. Cases that aim to induce changes to society are also on the rise.

In this webinar we talk to Joana Setzer from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, one of the authors of the report, about the “strategic” nature of this litigation, current trends in litigation and future developments to watch, the types of legal challenges that are being brought and where they are being fought, areas in which legal action appears to have greater likelihood of success and less, and the nature of any “broader societal shift” that these cases suggest might be underway.



  • Joana Setzer - Assistant Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the LSE.


  • Prof Derek Powell, Dullah Omar Institute, UWC
  • Dr Angela van der Berg, Global Environmental Law Centre, UWC



Following registration, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.