Collective Redress and Climate Change Litigation in the EU - A Promising Future or More of the Same?


This chapter contends that in light of procedural reforms necessitated by Directive 2020/1868 for consumers, Member States are presented with an opportunity to enact domestic procedural changes to effectively enable representative organisations to better act in claims relating to climate change. The chapter argues that the Directive's approach to standing, information provision and ‘redress’ remedies could, if transposed to the environmental sphere, enhance access to justice for climate change victims. In particular, the chapter argues that effective climate change litigation for individuals can be facilitated by the empowerment of representative organisations to bring injunctive and monetary claims for the protection of divisible interests.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Law School
Event Title: Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Hasselt University
Event Dates: 2022-02-18 - 2022-02-19
ISBN: 9781839703850
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2024 18:10
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2023 12:40
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Published Date: 2023-12-29
Accepted Date: 2023-01-31
Authors: Salim, Rhonson (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0290-7752)



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