International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL), an international non-government organization that focuses on data gathering / analysis, research, field project, advocacy and education in disciplines and areas relating to the conservation of nature and sustainable use of
natural resources, is assisting IUCN with its research and development of a guide on climate litigation for judges to use in navigating the various complex issues that frequently arise in climate change-related litigation. IUCN intends to make the document publicly available,
including on the internet for download, and to disseminate it widely among the target audiences, including national bar associations and judiciaries, in addition to climate law networks. For preparing such a guide, ICEL retained Baker McKenzie on a pro bono basis, to assist it by undertaking case law research on the status of climate litigation in various jurisdictions throughout the world and producing summaries / spreadsheets that contain an exhaustive account for existing climate litigation brought to date. As a part of this assignment Baker McKenzie had requested Pioneer to assist to conduct research of case laws on the climate litigation in Nepal.
Baker McKenzie (International Law Firm). Baker McKenzie will share our findings to ICEL. Th ICEL will then provide this case law research to IUCN as a basis for developing the guide for judges.
The tasks assigned to us on a pro bono basis involves two components.