Oslo, Norway, 24 February 2019 – History is being written as environmentalist organisations take the Norwegian government to the Supreme Court over oil licences in the Arctic. “Opening up the pristine areas in the Arctic for oil drilling in the time of climate emergency is not acceptable. We hope and… Read more →
Oslo, Norway, 23 January 2020 – The Court of Appeals in Oslo just rendered the judgement of the Norwegian climate lawsuit. While the Norwegian Court rightly upholds the Constitution which guarantees everyone’s right to a healthy environment, it doesn’t acknowledge the environmental boundaries breached by awarding 10 oil drilling licenses… Read more →
You can find some documents from the climate lawsuit on this page. Amicus Curaes were written in English, writs are translated from Norwegian. Far from all documents used in the lawsuit are translated. All translations are unofficial. For Norwegian documents, see this page. Requests or questions can be directed… Read more →
After a successful crowdfunding last autumn, we are again collecting money to support Norway´s first climate lawsuit. Hopefully, as many as possible will contribute!
Oslo District Court has set the date. On November 14th, 2017 Norway’s first climate lawsuit begins. For the first time, article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution – the Eco-Article – will be tried in court.
On October 18th Nature and Youth and Greenpeace, with a wide support of civil society organisations and strong voices from around the world, filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the melting Arctic.
Here you can see the campaign video and sign the global petition.
The lawsuit can be seen in the light of a wave climate justice cases around the world.