Bétaille, Julien (2022) Climate litigation in France, a reflection of trends in environmental litigation. elni Review, vol .22. pp. 63-71.

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While climate litigation has developed somewhat in recent years and has recei- ved much attention from both media and legal scholars, we examine it in the French context to determine its degree of originality compared to environmental litigation as a whole. On the one hand, the main successes of climate litigation can be explained by two important trends in environmental litigation. It builds on the strength of the European legal system and takes advantage of the pro- gress made in legal redress for ecological damage. However, on the other hand, it faces the same limitations as environmental litigation. It is difficult to impose positive obligations on the legislator and environmental objectives are poorly integrated. We conclude that climate litigation reflects the major trends in con- temporary environmental litigation. Its real originality lies rather in the establish- ment of a “trajectory review” by the judge in the Grande-Synthe case.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: November 2022
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate, Litigation, France
Keywords (French): Climat, Contentieux, France
Subjects: A- DROIT > A3- Droit public > 3-1- Droit constitutionnel
A- DROIT > A3- Droit public > 3-3- Droit administratif
A- DROIT > A4- Droit privé > 4-10- Droit de l’environnement
Divisions: Institut des Études Juridiques de l'Urbanisme et de la Construction (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2022 13:16
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 02:00
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/46433
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