Developed countries hold greater responsibility for contributing to climate change, and they are therefore primarily responsible for taking urgent and ambitious action to minimize future loss and damage, though all countries must act to prevent further environmental and human harms.

However, as we work towards a 2015 climate agreement, it is clear that States cannot achieve a global solution on their own – the fossil fuel companies that have not only contributed to the climate crisis but have also blocked progress towards effective regulation must take ambitious action as well. We are calling on State and corporate actors to act now in the name climate justice, in part driven by our efforts to hold them accountable for their actions (or inactions) and the resulting harms to frontline peoples and communities. For this reason, we have built a strong and growing network of partners, who are working to develop new legal strategies to hold those responsible accountable for their contributions to the climate crisis.

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Campaign Update

Executives facing climate denial-related claims could be personally liable – NGOs

For Immediate Release May 28, 2014   Corporate executives of major fossil fuel companies could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing...

Campaign Update

Catalyzing Action on Climate Change: Stopping Denialism and the Role of “Business”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit on September 23, 2014 is expected to “serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level – all...