Law Library of Congress is organizing a webinar on ‘Climate Change Litigation in Europe and Australia’ on 27th July at 2 PM EDT.

About the Law Library of Congress

The mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide authoritative legal research, reference and instruction services, and access to an unrivaled collection of U.S. foreign, comparative, and international law.

To accomplish this mission, the Law Library has assembled a staff of experienced foreign and U.S.-trained legal specialists and law librarians and has amassed the world’s largest collection of law books and other legal resources from all countries, now comprising more than 2.9 million items.

About the Webinar

The Webinar is on ‘Climate Change Litigation in Europe and Australia’ on 27th July at 2 PM EDT. This webinar is the latest installment in the Law Library’s series of webinars focused on foreign and comparative law.

It will discuss the context for and types of climate change cases being litigated in Europe and Australia and give examples of major cases, including cases against governments and corporations for the impacts of climate change. Similarities and differences between the jurisdictions will be highlighted.


 Climate Change Litigation in Europe and Australia.

About the Speakers

Kelly Buchanan

  • Kelly Buchanan joined the Law Library of Congress in 2009 following her move to the United States from New Zealand. She conducts research and writes reports on a wide range of topics relating to the laws of a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and various Pacific Island nations. Before moving to the United States, she worked for the New Zealand government – providing advice on different aspects of constitutional, family, and environmental law and policy.

Jenny Gesley

  • Jenny Gesley joined the Law Library as a foreign law specialist in March 2015. She conducts legal research and writes reports on Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Prior to joining the Law Library, she worked in various positions, among others as a clerk for a civil and a criminal law judge at the District Court of Frankfurt, Germany, and as a trainee lawyer at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York, at a global law firm in Frankfurt in the acquisition finance department, and for the World Bank’s Special Litigation Unit of the Integrity Vice Presidency.

Who Can Attend?

  • Law Students.
  • Candidates who have an interest in law.

How to Register?

Interested candidates can Register through the link provided at the end of this post.

Registration Deadline

26th July 2023.

Click here to register.