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Thursday, 12 December 14:00, Press Conference Room MOCHA in Hall 4, IFEMA - Madrid

On Thursday 12 December, plaintiffs and campaigners representing six climate cases across the world will attend the UN climate talks in Madrid to present how climate litigation is enforcing the protection of human rights from the worsening impacts of climate change.


Yeb Saño, Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, also a petitioner of the human rights investigation of the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines

Nine de Pater, campaigner at Milieudefensie on the legal action against Shell

Lisa Goeldner, representing the German Climate Case

Cecilia Erba, researcher at A Sud, representing the Italian Climate Case

Sadhbh O’Neill, representing Climate Case Ireland

Wendel Trio, Director of CAN Europe in support of the legal action against the European Union, known as the People’s Climate Case

The press conference will be livestreamed here:

In 2019, climate litigation continued to expand across world jurisdictions. An increasing number of citizens and NGOs are using legal frameworks to hold their governments and fossil fuel companies accountable for failing to address the climate crisis.

The press conference will gather different campaigners and plaintiffs who are involved in different legal actions to seek climate justice. They will testify about their efforts, their motivation and the impact they have had until now.


Goksen Sahin, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator,, +32 468 45 39 20

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change. With over 160 member organisations from 35 European countries, representing over 1.700 NGOs and more than 40 million citizens, CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe.

Contact Communications


Nicolas Derobert
Communications Coordinator 
nicolas /at/ 
Work: +32 2894 4673
Mobile: +32 483 621 888


Stevan Vujasinović
Communications Coordinator for Southeast Europe
stevan /at/ 
Mobile: +381 (0)63 390 218


Goksen Sahin
Communications Coordinator
goksen /at/ 
Work: +32 2893 0827
Mobile: +32 468 453 920

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