Strategic Litigation and Social Mobilisation: Part of Public Health’s Advocacy Toolbox to Address the Climate Crisis

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The public health community is increasingly aware and concerned about the health impacts of climate change. Yet today, many public health professionals are unaware of the opportunities offered by litigation in national and international courts and tribunals, and of the crucial role of public health professionals and scientists in collecting, securing and presenting the needed evidence of harms. In 2022 consultations with public health experts led to the proposal for a climate litigation toolkit for public health professionals, written to address skills and knowledge gaps, where they exist. This article includes a survey aimed at assisting the project partners to publish and disseminate the toolkit.

The 'climate change litigation: a guide for public health professionals' (new title) will be launched at the European Public Health Conference in November 2023 and be accessible through the website of the Faculty of Public Health (UK).
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputPEAH – Policies for Equitable Access to Health
PublisherDaniele Dionisio
Publication statusPublished - 5-Jun-2023


  • litigation
  • climate change
  • public health
  • advocacy

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