Climate Defense Project
Climate Lawyers for the Climate Movement
The climate movement needs climate lawyers. Climate Defense Project fills a gap in the legal landscape by supporting front-line activists, pursuing climate impact litigation, and connecting attorneys with communities and campaigns. CDP’s three co-founders and staff attorneys are recent Harvard Law School graduates. As law students, they brought the first fossil fuel divestment lawsuit and since graduating have continued to work toward a stable climate for future generations.
Meet the Team
Meet the Board
What We Do
Without swift and dramatic action, climate change will wreak havoc on political and natural systems by the end of this century. Its worst effects are felt by those least responsible for it: poor and marginalized communities.
One in six Americans report that they would be willing to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience to combat climate change, but many of them lack access to reliable legal support.
The movement to respond to climate change needs a movement-based model of climate lawyering. CDP provides innovative legal arguments and comprehensive legal support for climate activists.
CDP is supported by grants from the Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund and the Wallace Global Fund. Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.