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 overlooked legal arguments, and connecting attorneys, experts, and community members. CDP’s co-founders Alex and Ted are graduates of Harvard Law School, where they helped file the first fossil fuel divestment lawsuit, Harvard Climate Justice Coalition v. President and Fellows of Harvard College.
What We Do
Without swift and decisive action, climate change will wreak ever-greater havoc on our world. Its worst effects are felt by those least responsible for it: poor and marginalized communities.
Fifteen percent of Americans — almost fifty million people — 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. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.