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People's Climate March.
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MAKING SURE YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

We provide trainings to empower individuals and communities to take action on climate change.

PUTTING CLIMATE CHANGE ON TRIAL

We support individuals in climate-related legal actions throughout the trial process and ensure that they have the best and most up-to-date evidence on their side.

CONNECTING ATTORNEYS WITH COMMUNITIES & CAMPAIGNS

We help make the connections that strengthen and sustain the climate movement.

DEVELOPING LEGAL RESOURCES FOR THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT

We are a resource for campaigns, communities, and attorneys in the climate movement.

Photo: Robert Meyer/Greenpeace

Welcome to
Climate Defense Project

The climate movement needs climate lawyers. Climate Defense Project fills a gap in the legal landscape by supporting front-line activists, advancing key legal arguments, and connecting attorneys with communities and campaigns.

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Percentage of American attorneys practicing full-time in the legal aid or public defender sectors

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Number of Americans willing to engage in nonviolent direct action to fight climate change

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Number of new fossil fuel infrastructure projects that can be completed while still meeting the Paris targets

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Why should people care about climate direct action?

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From Jan Haaken, documentary filmmaker

Work sample from “Necessity” film