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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found in favor of four youth plaintiffs, the Conservation Law Foundation and Mass Energy Consumers Alliance Tuesday in the critical climate change case, Kain et al. v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Climate change is a persistent, pervasive and pernicious problem. Each branch of government, including the judiciary, has a role to play in tackling climate change. Courts can make a meaningful contribution by: providing equal access to justice; determining and not deferring climate change claims; upholding the rule of law; taking and forcing the executive, legislature and private sector to take climate change seriously; explaining and upholding the fundamental values underpinning the law; promoting environmental values and putting a price on them; assisting the progressive and principled development of climate change law and policy; and making reasoned and evidence-based decisions.
Everyone is invited to the International Conference on Global Warming: Legal Control of Land and Forest Fire and Open Burning.
This very timely conference is jointly organised by Yonsei University Law School of Korea and Faculty of Law, Thammasat University of Thailand on 23 July 2015 at Room 3408, Five Story Building, Thammasat University Lampang Centre, Lampang, Thailand.