Forget imaginary superheroes, there is a team of legal avengers that are fighting every day on behalf of us and the planet. These legal heroes are shutting down coal power plants in Poland, re-designing what law looks like in China, making air pollution a thing of the past in the UK and uniting with local communities in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia and the Republic of Congo to stop deforestation. In this episode of TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious, we’re joined by the legal powerhouse that is James Thornton, the founding CEO of ClientEarth, and one of the New Statesman’s ‘ten people who could change the world’ – a lawyer who helps protect the planet and its people. Tune in with Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to discover what it takes to sue Governments and huge corporations, understand why working as a community is key to dismantling the fossil fuel economy, and explore why getting creative with the law is empowering nations to redesign ‘the system’ from within to reduce carbon emissions. In this week’s Climate Confessions, or Climate Crimes (for one week only!) we’re talking environmental litigation envy, disposable face masks and how your coffee addiction can lead you to some climate compromising decisions.
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