Climate change and the individual in the Netherlands

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The ground breaking Urgenda case showed that in the Netherlands there is ample room for climate litigation by individuals against the Dutch state. This contribution discusses in detail how much room the Court created and discusses other future litigation pathways, such as cases against major contributors to climate change. It also discusses the impact the adoption of the 2015 Paris Agreement and
the 2019 Dutch Climate Act will have on the position of the individual who wants to challenge Dutch climate policies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparative climate change litigation
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond the usual suspects
EditorsFrancesco Sindico, Makane Moïse Mbengue
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-46882-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-46881-1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Publication series

NameIus Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
ISSN (Print)2214-6881
ISSN (Electronic)2214-689X


  • climate litigation
  • Climate change
  • Urgenda
  • climate law


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