Author: Lisa Gray

Winter 2021 YCC Newsletter

Dear Youth Climate Courts Community, The little Youth Climate Courts book is now out and available for purchase just as the COP26 climate meetings are finishing up. Learn more here.

Bearing Witness: The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change

On May 14, 2018, a respected international human-rights court, the Rome-based Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, began a week-long hearing on the impacts of fracking and climate change on human and Earth rights. In its advisory opinion, the Tribunal ruled that fracking systematically violates substantive and procedural human rights; that governments are complicit in the rights violations; […]

First YCC Trial in Oregon in June, 2021

Youth Climate Courts will be hosting its first trial in Oregon in June, 2021. The trial will be conducted by eight articulate young women who are going to make their voices heard in a public and meaningful way. These high school students are planning to hold their city government accountable for failing to meet its […]

Development Opportunity Provided by the Sant’Anna School

Though not directly related to YCCs, some of you may be interested in a development opportunity provided by the Sant’Anna school. They are holding a workshop for legal practitioners and scholars on climate change litigation and human rights on May 6th and 7th. This workshop will update participants on the use of human rights arguments […]

Organizing 2.0 Conference on April 16th and 17th

The YCC team will be participating in a panel as a part of the Organizing 2.0 Conference on April 16th and 17th. This conference is focused on bringing together a variety of leaders and organizations to give people access to new skills and strategies to succeed professionally. The panel will include YCC founder Tom Kerns, […]

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Our Public Interest Environmental Law Conference Panel

Our first featured event was the Youth Climate Courts’ panel that was a part of the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference brings together the international legal community to educate each other on successes, challenges and recent developments within the environmental law landscape. During this conference the YCC Founder, Dr […]