In a week that has seen record temperatures occurring throughout the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada, a major hurricane that hit Barbados - the first in 60 years - and one of the warmest winters on record down south in New Zealand, this episode looks at the urgent call to action coming from the younger generation. Their call for transformational change applies not only to climate action, but in delivering meaningful social justice action and revaluating and redefining the very notion of leadership itself.
Our special guest this week is Katie Eder, Climate Organizer at Future Coalition. She eloquently describes for us the foundational goal of equity that is at the heart of the youth movement. and how she believes transformational change begins with ‘a leaderful movement’, and is the way to securing climate and social justice goals. Spoiler Alert: This is the secret to the success of the Paris Agreement.
Paul is joined this week by guest co-host, Alice Garton, Legal Director for the Foundation for International Law for the Environment. Alice talks through some climate optimism in regards to recent Australian judicial rulings, as well as an optimistic take on the recent Royal Dutch Shell ruling in the Netherlands.
And later on in the episode, join us for a great acoustic performance of “The Woman Who Planted Trees” by Emily Barker.
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Our artist this week is Emily Barker!
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Facts and figures on climate litigation:
LSE Grantham Global Trends on on Climate Litigation 2021
Links for lawyers and law students looking to use the law to progress the climate transition:
Law Students for Climate Accountability
Net Zero Lawyers Alliance
The Chancery Lane Project
Links for citizens looking to participate in climate litigation:
Urgenda Global Climate Litigation
Holding Your Government’s Accountable for Climate Change
Climate Litigation Guide
Australian SHARMA case:
Equity Generation Lawyers
Primer on Climate Change: Directors Duties
ACCR commentary on Shell Transition Plan
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