Ingi Salgado writes in Business Report that:
Law firm Webber Wentzel, a sponsor of the South African Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), is warning companies that climate litigation has started to become a reality – and is likely to increase as the effects of climate change become more acute.
Webber Wentzel partner Johann Scholtz said potential claimants included individuals whose health had been affected, those who had suffered property damage or economic loss, NGOs and local and national governments.
“An analysis of these lawsuits shows that they comprise actions against regulators for failing to have adequate standards, challenges to the application of laws and regulations, cases alleging liability for the costs of combating and adapting to climate change and cases based on the failure to curb emissions, including class actions, actions against directors and product liability cases,” he said.
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