Former minister: courts likely to hold government to account on climate policy

Alex White says judicial review has expanded hugely in recent decades after co-writing paper on impact of climate litigation across globe

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
1st August, 2021
Former minister: courts likely to hold government to account on climate policy
Alex White: the former Labour TD has returned to his work as a senior counsel. Credit: RollingNews

The courts will increasingly become a forum for holding the Irish government to account on climate policy, according to a former minister for energy and natural resources.

Alex White, a former Labour TD who has returned to his work as a senior counsel, was speaking following the publication of a new paper examining the impact of climate litigation across the globe.

White co-authored the report with Luke O’Callaghan-White, senior researcher with the Institute for International...

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