Litigation Update: significant developments in climate-related litigation overseas

Emmeline Rushbrook, Kirsten Massey, Hannah Bain
Published on:
04 June 2021


  • Sharma by her litigation representative Sister Marie Brigid Arthur v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA 560.

  • Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell PlcHague District Court, C/09/571932 / HA ZA 19-379, 26 May 2021.

  • The New Zealand courts have not recognised a private law duty of care in respect of climate change, although that issue remains live in the Smith litigation (see our earlier update here; judgment from the Court of Appeal is awaited).