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Filling the evidentiary gap in climate litigation

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Lawsuits concerning the impacts of climate change make causal claims about the effect of defendants’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on plaintiffs and have proliferated around the world. Plaintiffs have sought, inter alia, compensation for climate-related losses and to compel governments to reduce their GHG emissions. To date, most of these claims have been unsuccessful. Here, we assess the scientific and legal bases for establishing causation and evaluate judicial treatment of scientific evid...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41558-021-01086-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1854-0641
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8166-5917
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2099-292X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Climate Change Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
2021
Pages:
651–655
Publication date:
2021-06-28
Acceptance date:
2021-05-26
DOI:
EISSN:
1758-6798
ISSN:
1758-678X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1178956
Local pid:
pubs:1178956
Deposit date:
2021-05-27

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