Setting the scene for climate change litigation in South Africa: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v Minister of Environmental Affairs and Others [2017] ZAGPPHC 58 (2017) 65662/16

 

Jean-Claude N. Ashukem
LLD (NWU); LLM (NWU);
Maîtrise en Droit (Yaoundé);
Licence en Droit (Yaoundé).
Postdoctoral Fellow North-West University
of the Potchefstroom Campus.
jashukem@ymail.com

 

The recent decision of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v Minister of Environmental Affairs and Others provides the foundation for streamlining climate change concerns within the context of socio-economic developments.  

This case note presents a background of the case and analyses the judgement in order to evince its contribution in laying the foundation for scene for future climate change litigation in South Africa.


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