The Other Side Of Climate Change: Product Liability Claims

As the impacts of climate change are increasingly felt in communities around the globe, the impact of climate change litigation will increasingly be felt in the courts.

The past several years have seen a surge in climate change litigation, and these lawsuits are providing a wider body of case law and attribution science that will enable courts to draw on decisions from around the world to influence their thinking.

All possible contributors to climate change are targeted, but there is an emerging focus on products that are harmful to the environment. Such product liability claims are an increased risk for petrochemical and energy companies, as well as manufacturers of materials such as plastics.

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