Environment and Climate

It is time to recognize that economic globalization is at the root of climate change and the destruction of biodiversity. We can no longer ignore the critical role that large corporations play in the destruction of our ecosystem, when 71% of the world’s GHG emissions would come from the top 100 companies more polluting in the world, according to a recent report by the NGO Carbone Disclosure Project. Governing globalization through law will require the implementation of the liability of the actors who pollute the planet and hinder access to the primary resources necessary for all humanity.

First court decision in the climate litigation against Total: A promising interpretation of the French Duty of Vigilance Law

Environment and Climate, Front page, Research and Studies

This blogpost was originally published on 26 March 2021 as part of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre series on mandatory human...

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Bolloré/Socapalm : the judge rules in favor of the NGOs !

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Strategic litigation

Paris, March 25th, 2021 – While Bolloré tried to have the NGOs’ claim dismissed, the judge agreed with the NGOs. She...

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Amazon indigenous communities and international NGOs sue supermarket giant Casino over deforestation and human rights violations

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strategic litigation

Indigenous groups to seek compensation for damages in first case brought against retail chain under groundbreaking French law to prevent...

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Climate change litigation against Total: a first victory for the NGOs and local authorities

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Front page

Paris, 11 February 2021 – In the climate change litigation against Total, the tribunal ruled in favour of the 5 NGOs and 14 local...

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Towards EU Legislation on Corporate Accountability: the Need to Address Environmental Harms

Advocacy, Environment and Climate, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Lucie Chatelain from Sherpa and Paul Mougeolle from Notre Affaire à Tous wrote an article, “Towards EU Legislation on Corporate...

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“Mining with meaning”: the content of vigilance plans is still insufficient according to a new study published by Sherpa

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Environment and Climate, Front page, Reports, Research and Studies

Paris, October 29, 2020 – In a study on vigilance in the supply chains of minerals used in the energy transition, Sherpa highlights...

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Indigenous organisations and NGO coalition warn top French supermarket Casino: do not sell beef from deforestation in Brazil and Colombia – or face French law

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strategic litigation

Paris, 21 September 2020 – An international coalition of associations (Canopée, CPT, Envol Vert, Mighty Earth, Notre Affaire à...

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Continuing opacity: the court denies access to information on perenco’s oil activities

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page

Paris Court of Appeal’s ruling, September 17, 2020 Paris, September 17, 2020 – The Court of Appeal denied Sherpa and Friends of the...

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Report to the AMF about Total’s Financial informations & Climate Risks

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 28 May 2020 – Notre Affaire à Tous and Sherpa have reported to the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) potential...

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First climate change litigation against TOTAL in France: 14 local authorities and 5 NGOs take Total to court

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strategic litigation

First climate change litigation against a company in France: 14 local authorities and 5 NGOs take Total to court Paris, January 28, 2020...

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Local partners muddy waters of Total’s offshore contracts

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Strategic litigation

Source : The Times- Marcus Leroux, September 1 2015 It was Bastille Day in the Republic of Congo and Total had a new contract to...

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Procedures & Milestones : Moppani Copper Mines – Zambia

Environment and Climate, Strategic litigation

12 April 2011: Sherpa (France), the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) (Zambia), the Declaration of Berne (DdB) (Switzerland),...

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Procedures & Milestones : Michelin in India, the civil society is heard?

-Non classé-en, Environment and Climate, Strategic litigation

July 10, 2012: Submission of the NCP by Sherpa, Tamil Nadu Land Rights Federation – TNLRF (India), Thervoy Grama Makkal Munnerta Nala...

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Procedures & milestones : Socapalm

Environment and Climate, Strategic litigation

Precisions : On 3 December 2010 Sherpa filed a complaint with the CED, FOCARFE (two local NGOs) and Misereor against the Bolloré Group...

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SOCAPALM – Cameroon: a plan of action to remedy violations

Environment and Climate, Strategic litigation

Country: Cameroun Company targeted: Socapalm   An overview of the facts and proceedings…  SOCAPALM (Société Camerounaise de...

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