Climate change litigation efforts, as well as calls for companies to be held liable for knowingly contributing to climate change through past or future GHG emissions, are growing. Although recent court cases in The Netherlands and Germany suggest that litigation against governments for failing to adequately respond to climate change could be gaining traction, it’s less clear in the United States. Nor is it clear that individual companies face a serious possibility of being held liable for the current and future costs of climate change, no matter what they might have known about climate change in the past. After all, policy makers had the same information and failed to act on it. The Lite version of this Roadmap is available here.
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