University Divestment Complaints
CDP has assisted student-led fossil fuel divestment campaigns in preparing complaints for submission to state officials. These complaints ask officials to use their charitable oversight and enforcement powers to curb fossil fuel investments by universities, which violate legal duties to the public and to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Law Professor Amicus Briefs
CDP has filed friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of law professors arguing that trial court orders granting the necessity defense to climate protest defendants should be affirmed.
An overview of the current legal framework of the United States as it relates to climate change, as well as tentative proposals for the effective use of legal tools by the climate movement.
A fun visual illustration of the purpose and use of the climate necessity defense. Many thanks to the Graphic Advocacy Project!