When it comes to climate change mitigation, Courts are fast emerging as the recourse taken by citizens and not for-profit organizations to foster accountability for promised targets, say the authors.
Harsh Mahaseth, Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School, and a Senior Research Analyst at the Nehginpao Kipgen Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.
Shubhi Goyal, Graduate of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and currently placed as an In-House Counsel with a private sector bank in India.
Climate Change is an urgent, defining crisis of our time. While International Law has responded to this challenge with ambitious texts including the Paris Agreement, governments have been slow in taking measures.
Across the world, Courts are fast emerging as the recourse taken by citizens and not for-profit organizations to foster accountability for promised targets.
An example of one such case is Asghar Leghari vs. Federation of Pakistan, where the Lahore High Court held that the failure of the National Government in carrying out the National Climate Change Policy of 2012 and the Framework for Implementation of Climate Change Policy (2014-2030) offended the fundamental rights of citizens.
Published in: Chanakya Law Review
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