The Urgenda judgment and its potential implications

  • Market Insight 13 February 2020 13 February 2020
  • Global

Clyde & Co is part of a vast ecosystem of experts and thinkers working on the problem of climate change risk and the opportunities that come with adaptation and resilience.

This is part of our guest post series, featuring:

Professor Jaap Spier

About Professor Spier
Professor SpierProfessor Spier is a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Between September 1997-September 2016, he served as Advocate-General in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands (equivalent to Supreme Court Justice). He held an honorary chair at Maastricht University (1999-2016; currently emeritus). Since his retirement, he has held an honorary chair at the University of Amsterdam (from September 2016) and an extraordinary chair at University of Stellenbosch (from 1 July 2016). Jaap is senior fellow Global Justice Program, Yale University.

Jaap is founder and honorary President of the European Group on Tort Law and cofounder (with Prof. Thomas Pogge, Yale University) of an expert group working on climate change principles (this group launched the Oslo Principles; he served as rapporteur), and co-founder of the Expert group on Principles on Climate Obligations of Enterprises (reporter and author of the commentary). He is fellow of European Institute for Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL), Vienna.

Jaap is (co-) author or editor of 29 books and hundreds of articles and case notes on tort law and legal aspects of climate change.

He writes here about the Urgenda judgment and its potential implications.


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