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Training: Strategic Litigation for Environmental NGOs

25 March 2021 in Online


On the 25th of March at 5 PM CET, The Good Lobby has organised a training for Environmental NGOs focusing on how strategic litigation can be used to further climate and environmental action.


Strategic litigation is an advocacy or lobbying tool that uses the courts to raise awareness or ensure political action is taken. It has been used to promote protection of the environment but also to ensure universal human rights.


Famous examples of environmental strategic litigation are the Urgenda case against the Dutch state and the  L’Affaire du Siècle case against the French state. In these cases, NGOs sued the state for ineffective or non-existent climate action. In both cases, the civil society organisations where successful. Moreover, it is possible to use strategic litigation against private entities like fossil fuel companies, which is a way to limit large emitters.


During this training of approximately 2 hours, Alberto Alemanno (The Good Lobby) & Anna Duron (Ashurst LLP) will explain all you need to know about strategic litigation so you can add it to your organisation’s advocacy toolbox.


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Alberto Alemanno

Alberto Alemanno is the founder of The Good Lobby and Jean Monnet Professor in EU Law at HEC Paris since 2009. He has an extensive career as an academic and public activist. For the last decade, he has devoted his work on the democratisation of the European Union in areas such as public health, consumer rights and food policy as well as legal education reform. He has developed the concept of citizen lobbying to rethink representative democracy in the national and transnational space

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Anna Duron

Anna Duron is a Senior Associate at the law firm Ashurst LLP, active in the EU/Competition Team in Brussels. She is also a board member of the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance, which is committed to fighting for equal opportunities for all in the workplace. Throughout her career, she has been involved in legal pro bono work, specifically on anti-discrimination and sustainability litigation.

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