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The (limits of) transferability of climate change litigation to Denmark

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This paper takes the Danish decision to host international highly energy-demanding data centres as a starting point to explore the possibility of bringing successful climate change litigation (CCL) before the Danish courts. We discuss potential legal bases, the rules on standing, and the use of international law in the Danish setting.
Our analysis confirms concerns expressed by others that the transferability of legal arguments and strategies among jurisdictions and the potential of legal win in CCL might be overstated. Instead, we see the largest potential of CCL in its indirect and other-than-legal effects, particularly in constitutionalising the climate change issue and mobilising climate change actions at different levels.
TidsskriftNordisk Miljörättslig Tidskrift
Sider (fra-til)7-30
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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