Natural Justice have developed a series of summaries of significant court cases from across the world related to climate change and rights of nature. These are designed for the public, policy makers and practitioners and provide a snapshot of cases that are being brought to courts in order to advance the protection and rights of nature, including seeking ways to hold governments accountable for their international commitments to reducing carbon emissions.
Friends of the Earth et al. v. Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône and Total
The applicants asserted that the Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône failed to the climate and other environmental impacts of palm oil production and use into account when authorising the continued operation of Total’s biofuel refinery.