Climate Justice

All over the world, especially since 2015, action for climate justice is under way. Fighting for justice in the name of future generations has become a new specialist legal field.

Although the first steps were taken by Tony Oposa in 1993 in the well-known case: Oposa vs. Factoran, this unusual type of legal action was not pursued for a long time. Climate justice is something that affects us all, and for this reason citizens are coming together and seeking the help of lawyers and scientists to push for progress. This is a sign of progression in the rights of future generations, which is applied today, but with a view to the long term future.

The time has come to act for future generations.

Likewise, a global campaign to take climate change and human rights to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to seek an Advisory Opinion was created : the World’s Youth for Climate Justice. A campaign that seeks to clarify the obligations of states to protect the rights of current and future generations from the adverse effects of climate change. An ACJAO movement that grows throughout the world with the support of the youth in Europe, the Pacific, the Philippines and the Caribbean. This was used as the topic for a Tony Oposa Moot Court at the UICN World Congress at the Hawaii Supreme Court.

For this reason the Normandy Chair for Peace has given its support to this initiative with the launch of the “I am Climate Justice France” in 2020 thanks to the chair leader, Tony Oposa and the chair emeritus, Professor Robinson’s encouragement. Claudia Pineda, the chair’s coordinator assistant at the time, was in charge of leading the movement in the territory and thanks to her we have the following petition that you can visit and support with your vote:

This is an ambitious project which inquires an Advisory Opinion to the International Court of Justice so that it is able to hold countries to account with regards their climate responsibilities. Aided by scientific diplomacy (drawing up a draft resolution to be voted upon by the United Nations General Assembly), alongside mobilisation on the part of civil society, the Normandy for Peace Chair hopes to lay the groundwork for future laws.

Latest Report

Human Rights in the Face of the climate crisis
A youth-led initiative to bring climate justice to the International Court of Justice
Read this latest report by the WYCJ that explains the campaign to seek an advisory opinion from the ICJ as one of the ways of addressing the inequity arising from the climate crisis. It outlines in detail the background, motivation, and the many legal aspects of the campaign in a comprehensive and easily understandable manner.

Read more: The World Court and Climate Change: Toward an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legal responsibility to ensure a stable climate for future generations

Workgroup

Alyn Ware
PNND Global Coordinator
Emilie Gaillard
General Coordinator of the Chair

53 posts in this line of research:

Climate Change and International Law: The Promise of an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice
Climate Justice
On June 21st, for the second day of the event, the Ambassador Odo TEVI, Vanuatu’s Special Envoy on Climate ...
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Climate change and International Law: The Promise of an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice
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Peace Palace – The Hague The University of Leiden and the Blue Ocean Law organization jointly organized a conference dealing with ...
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Symposium - Innovation for Sustainability
Climate Justice
June 15, 2022 Format hybride : In person: Chapel of the "Colégio da Trindade"Online (on zoom platform) Registration Program 2:00 PM - ...
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OFFICIAL STOCKHOLM+50 SIDE EVENT: SYMPOSIUM ON JUDGES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Climate Justice
This event, organized by the World Judicial Institute of the Environment, the International Association of Judges and the Asian Development ...
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Review of the conference: Making Peace with Nature: Environmental Peacebuilding for Sustainable Development
Climate Justice
Geneva Peace Building Platform, Environmental Peacebuilding Association, University for Peace, International Union for Conservation of Nature Commission on Environmental, Economic ...
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Inputs of the Stockholm Conference +50
Climate Justice
Thank you for inviting Joshua Cooper to ThinkTech Hawaii to speak with various members of the Normandy Chair for Peace: ...
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WYCJ participation at the Stockholm +50 Event
Climate Justice
Day 2 On Friday 3rd of June, for the second and last session of the event, the day began with a ...
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Article WYCJ – Stockholm +50 Event
Climate Justice
Stockholm+50, which took place on the 2nd and the 3rd of June in the capital city of Sweden, commemorated the 1972 ...
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Conference CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CLIMATE, PEACE AND HUMAN SECURITY
Climate Justice
An Intergenerational Dialogue was held in the Swedish Parliament on Wednesday June 1st from 9:30 am to 11 am, on the margins ...
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Symposium on judges and the environment: the impact of the Stockholm declaration in shaping global environmental law and jurisprudence
Climate Justice
Associated Event of theUN Stockholm+50 Conference31 May – 1 June 2022 In-Person at Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Room C1...
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Making peace with nature environmental peacebuilding for sustainable development
Indigenous peoples
Join us for a half-day event on environmental peacebuilding: In 2022, the global community will mark 50 years since the 1972 United Nations ...
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“Earth Day” – Highlights of the NCP Research and Recognition Events for the Good Stories Movement
Climate Justice
The Earth Day – Making Peace with the Earth for the Present and Future Generations Conference was opened by Pascal Bulé...
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Webinar 3: Requesting an ICJ Advisory Opinion on Climate Change - Roads and Bridges
Climate Justice
In this third webinar, we will explore the paths to the ICJ and the obstacles to overcome on the way ...
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Lawyers’ pledge for climate action
Climate Justice
It was a distinct and singular honor for the leader of the NCP, Antonio Oposa, to be requested to join ...
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Earth Day
Climate Justice
An Agenda of Research and Teaching and Capacity-Building So That For Future Generations May Live In Peace with Nature Earth ...
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Earth Day
Climate Justice
An Agenda of Research and Teaching and Capacity-Building So That For Future Generations May Live In Peace with Nature Earth ...
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ELGA Webinar
Climate Justice
Tuesday, 18 January, 15:00-16:30 ET (New York- 21h France) Peace & Ecological Law and Governance, co-hosted by the World Future Council ...
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The role of Judges : Environmental Law 2030 and Beyond 2nd World Environmental Law Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Climate Justice
Le rôle des juges : Droit de l'environnement 2030 et au-delà2ème Congrès mondial du droit de l'environnement, Conférence ...
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The role of Judges : Environmental Law 2030 and Beyond 2nd World Environmental Law Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Climate Justice
This decade is a critical juncture in humanity’s response to the global crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. ...
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2nd World Environmental Law Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Climate Justice
The role of Judges : Environmental Law 2030 and Beyond 2nd World Environmental Law Congress, Online Conference Zoom 8-10 December 2021, Rio de ...
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Meeting of Basel Peace Office reps with PACEY Award
Climate Justice
La Chaire Normandie pour la Paix a participé les 24 et 25 novembre 2021 au Basel PACEY public event, qui a réuni à ...
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Meeting of Basel Peace Office reps with PACEY Award
Climate Justice
La Chaire Normandie pour la Paix a participé les 24 et 25 novembre 2021 au Basel PACEY public event, qui a réuni à ...
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World Youth for Climate Justice and Platform for Peace and Humanity project meeting
Climate Justice
Normandy Chair for Peace and Basel events Climate Change, the World Court and the Right to Peace:Youth taking the ...
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The World Court and Climate Change: Possible paths!
Climate Justice
The Normandy Chair for Peace on Law and Future Generations is cooperating with World Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ) on ...
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Webinaire motion 003
Climate Justice
Webinaire motion 003 / August 25th at 19h CEST The Normandy Chair for Peace in alliance with Our Drawing Voices invite you ...
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The International Court of Justice and Climate Change
Events
Toward an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legal responsibility to ensure a stable climate for ...
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The International Court of Justice and Climate Change
Climate Justice
Toward an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legal responsibility to ensure a stable climate for ...
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International Symposium on Environmental Law
Events
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW NORMANDY CHAIR FOR PEACE IUCN WORLD COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAW International Symposium on Environmental Law, 2...
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Report "Climate Justice in the European Human Rights System".
Climate Justice
The Normandy Chair for Peace has commissioned the Fundamental Rights Legal Clinic of the Faculty of Law of Caen Normandy ...
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Historic decision: German Federal Constitutional Court of April 29, 2021
Processes of Change of Fundamental Rights and Legal Systems
Émilie GAILLARD, general coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace, explains to the Journal de TV5 Monde the right of ...
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Study Cycle #1: Environmental Ethics for Lawyers
Environmental ethics
April 15, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm 1st virtual meeting via TEAMS Under the scientific direction of : Jochen SOHNLE, Professor of Public Law, ...
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Cycle of Intergenerational Encounters - Indigenous Peoples #2: New Caledonia
Indigenous peoples
Ms. Yolène KOTEUREU: Defender of the rights of indigenous peoples, representative of the Djubea Kapume customary council, representative of ...
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Launch of the book Legal Actions for Future Generations E. GAILLARD & D. FORMAN
Representation and Defence of Future Generations
The first volume of the Normandy Chair for Peace collection has been published: Legal Actions for Future Generations (Peter Lang) ...
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Official launch of the book Legal Actions for Future Generations - Normandy
Representation and Defence of Future Generations
Official launch of the first volume of the Normandy Chair for Peace series LEGAL ACTIONS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS - E. ...
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Climate Justice Research Line Meeting
Climate Justice
Ongoing project, ICJ France series, Webinar series. P. Nicholas ROBINSONAlyn WAREÉmilie GAILLARD, CNPLaura DUARTE, CNP
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Board Meeting #2
Transitional Justice and Environmental Issues
Two board meetings were held online, on February 3 and 5, 2021, in the presence of Tony Oposa, Chair leader, and Professor Nicholas ...
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Back in pictures - 3rd Normandy World Forum for Peace
Indigenous peoples
The third edition of the World Peace Forum, organized by the Normandy Region, began on October 1 at the Abbaye aux ...
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3rd Normandy World Peace Forum
Indigenous peoples
The third edition of the World Peace Forum, organized by the Normandy Region, will take place on October 1 and 2 at ...
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June 6 Public Statement Launching the Vegetable Garden Movement
Climate Justice
Citizens and government unite to launch a campaign to create vegetable gardens throughout the Philippines. The Covid crisis now highlights ...
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Jun's joy and path (Factoran)
News
A story More than anyone else, Jun Factoran has transformed the way we treat the forests of the Philippines, moving ...
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The time for talk is over - Why is an ICJ movement needed?
Climate Justice
"If we weren't so busy moving our lives forward, and for once doing nothing. Then maybe a great silence can ...
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The human rights of the climate and environmental displaced
Climate Justice
An initiative of the International Centre for Comparative Environmental Law (ICEL), an international NGO in special consultative status with ECOSOC, ...
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(COP 25) Climate loss and damage and environmental displacement
Climate Justice
Thursday, December 12, 2019 (11:30 am - 1h00 pm - Room 3) This session will focus on strengthening the human rights of displaced persons ...
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Pathways to the future: the law of next generations and the scenarios of decarbonization of the Earth
Climate Justice
December 12, 2019 (4:15 - 8:00 pm – UC3M Puerta de Toledo Campus, Ronda de Toledo, salle 0.A.09) Organizers: ICEL, IUCN World Commission on ...
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Global Ocean Governance to strengthen national ocean commitments
Climate Justice
Monday December 9, 2019 - 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm (Room 1) As part of COP 25, the International Center for Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE) based ...
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The time for Talk is Over - Presentation at the Madrid Business Institute
Climate Justice
On December 7, 2019, during the COP 25 in Madrid, Tony OPOSA presented the I am Climate justice project to students at the ...
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COP 25: Climate justice and law in the climate emergency
Climate Justice
Side event December 7, 2019 from 3 pm to 4.30 Official presentation of the ICJ action by Tony OPOSA At the official COP 25 conference, ...
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Petition - Climate justice for future generations
Climate Justice
New York, September 24, 2019 Young volunteers from around the world filed a groundbreaking lawsuit today for future generations. Concerned Earth dwellers ...
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The time for talk is over - Climate Justice for Future Generations (Caen, France)
Climate Justice
On October 1st at 8pm, the Normandy Region, in partnership with the CNRS and the University of Caen Normandy, invites ...
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Amazon – What should be done for the Amazon?
Indigenous peoples
The dramatic news of wildfires in the Amazon, voluntary or not, coupled with the policy of the new Brazilian head ...
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Petition: I am Climate Justice
News
In order to support the work of scientific diplomacy, we are launching an online petition for civil society to support ...
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The time for talk is over - Inaugural lesson Tony OPOSA Jr.
Climate Justice
The leader of the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace, Tony OPOSA, presented an inaugural lecture entitled "The time for ...
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