Climate Change

Climate Change and the Enjoyment of Human Rights before the European Court of Human Rights.

On April 9th, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued three rulings in the cases KlimaSeniorinnen v. Switzerland, Carême v. France, and Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and 32 other States, in which, for the first time, the interference of the effects of climate change with the enjoyment of a series of human rights included in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) of 1950 was addressed.

The International Institute for Law and the Environment (IIDMA) has initiated legal proceedings against the Government of Asturias for allowing ArcelorMittal to pollute beyond permitted levels

IIDMA announced that it filed a contentious-administrative appeal with the High Court of Justice of Asturias, which has been accepted for processing after two previous appeals were effectively dismissed due to administrative silence.  IIDMA criticizes the Asturian Administration for its lenient approach towards the Gijón steel plant owned by ArcelorMittal, noting it as one of …

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A necessary challenge: keys to transforming the steel industry

[Article originally published in Renewable Energy magazine]  The steel industry is one of the most polluting processes in the industrial sector, due to the use of coal to produce steel. Globally, it is responsible for more than 7% of carbon emissions, producing around 2,000 million tons of this material each year.  According to the International …

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