While Europe is experiencing another record hot summer, climate litigation is moving forward in the EU and US. The European General Court has just accepted the first EU wide climate change case, presented by plaintiffs as the People’s Climate Case and was published in the European Union Official Journal today. This is an important initial step in the proceeding which is part of a wave of climate litigation composed of similar suits made against the governments of the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Colombia, Ireland, the UK, Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, and the US.
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Elisa joined IEEP in May 2018 for an internship in the Executive Team and now works as a Policy Analyst in IEEP’s Agriculture and Land Management Programme. Elisa holds an MSc in Sustainability Science and Policy from Maastricht University and a BA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz in Germany. She also studied Chinese (Mandarin) at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. At IEEP, Elisa is involved in a range of projects focusing on Agriculture R&D, biofuels and the Common Agricultural Policy. Before joining IEEP, Elisa worked in a project on urban climate mitigation and adaptation at the German Development Agency (GIZ) in Bonn.
She works in German and English and has intermediate knowledge of Dutch.