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Norwegian climate lawsuit accepted by Supreme Court

Oslo, 20 April 2020 – The Norwegian Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a climate court case, also known as The People vs. Arctic Oil, which has already been through two lower court levels. Environmental organizations see it as a recognition of the importance of this case for Norway… Read more →

Environmentalists take Arctic oil drilling to Supreme Court

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 →

Judgement brings Norwegian climate lawsuit a huge step forward

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 →

Legal documents in English

  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 →

New crowdfunding started

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!

We are going to court

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.

About the lawsuit

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.

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