The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (“IPCC Report“), published on 9 August 2021, delivered the starkest warning to date that human activity is responsible for significant changes in the Earth’s climate. The attention of the world’s scientific, political, and business communities, and of society at large, is increasingly focused on the urgency of the need for drastic action to counteract these changes, and the devastating impacts they are having.
In a new Legal Update, we explore whether, and how, the issues addressed in the IPCC Report may heighten the already-growing climate change litigation risk for businesses.
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