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 innovative arguments, and connecting attorneys, experts, and community members. CDP’s three co-founders are graduates of Harvard Law School, where they brought the first fossil fuel divestment lawsuit, Harvard Climate Justice Coalition v. President and Fellows of Harvard College. Since graduating, they have continued to fight for a stable climate for present and future generations.
What We Do
Without swift and dramatic action, climate change will continue to wreak havoc on political and natural systems. 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.