Climate Litigation News
News of the legal win in February 2019 against the Rocky Hill coal mine on climate change grounds has spread like wildfire, creating excitement not just amongst mining-affected communities and environmental lawyers, but all of us concerned about dangerous climate change.
The mining company Gloucester Resources Ltd has now announced it will not appeal, leaving this landmark judgment to stand.
This landmark case is a seminal moment in the development of climate litigation in Australia and internationally. It was the first time climate change has been addressed in an Australian court using the concept of a carbon budget.
The EDO's lawyers are at the forefront of using the law to protect our climate and nature for current and future generations. We will continue to build on the Rocky Hill decision.
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