Our Action Plan:
To file a legal action in the ICJ, we need the UN General Assembly to pass a resolution, or a UN agency to request an ICJ opinion. To this end, we are building a coalition of grassroots NGO's around the world.
YOUTH-LED DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Our campaign includes law students from NYC and elsewhere around the world, as well as the United Nations' first-ever Youth Climate Summit and other Climate Week events.
Aware that the climate crisis is real, and that its dangers to Life on Earth are clear and present.
Recalling the duty of States, as the bonus paterfamilias (good father of the family) of humankind and of Life itself, to ensure that the Earth is livable for the present and future generations.
Noting the request of concerned residents of the Earth to take serious, strong, and sustained actions to confront the climate crisis.
We decide, in accordance with Article 96 of the Charter of the United Nations, to request the International Court of Justice, pursuant to Article 65 of the Statute of the Court, to render an advisory opinion on the following question:
“Under international law, and in the face of the climate crisis, what are the duties of States to future generations?”
We plan to present our petition and draft resolution to UN representatives in New York. We invite YOU to be one of our signatures!
News & Events:
I Am Climate Justice Campaign
on CNN Philippines
Vanuatu Hosts High-Profile Event on Legal Action for Climate Justice
Advocacy at the UN Youth Climate Summit
Learn more about the work of our student activists in the Philippines, who were featured by CNN as future leaders.
Under the leadership of Secretary-General Guterres, the UN is increasing ambition for the climate, with Vanuatu leading the way.
Read about our student activists who were invited to attend the UN's landmark summit on youth climate solutions.
Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change
Read about the courageous work of law students seeking climate justice in the Pacific, and what this campaign means to them.
Antonio Oposa is a creative litigator, and helped pioneer youth climate lawsuits in the Philippines.
Learn more about one of our partner organizations, and how we're combining forces to build an international movement.
UN Secretary-General Calls Climate Change His Number One Issue
Corals and Climate Activism
at the UN
Learn About International Climate Agreements
Read more about the Secretary-General's urgent calls for climate action, and the goals of the United Nations.
Read more about the momentum behind climate action at the UN level, as told by one of our youth activists.
Climate Liability News Features
Climate Change Disproportionately Harms Vulnerable People
Legal Scholars Around the World
Endorse Youth Climate Suits
Our campaign is part of a rising tide of climate litigation worldwide - learn more about where we fit in.
Read about how vulnerable voices were highlighted at last year's Global Climate Action Summit, written by one of our student activists.
While radical in some respects, our legal strategy has been enthusiastically endorsed by legal scholars from numerous countries.