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 list of all attempted climate necessity defenses with details on the cases and outcomes. Contact CDP for related case documents.
A guide for activists describing the purpose of the climate necessity defense and how it works. Here’s a Printable Version to distribute in zine form.
A chart describing the law of necessity in all 50 states and federal courts, with political necessity precedent and resources for further research.
Our supporting brief in the Washington v. Brockway appeal, applying the public trust doctrine to the climate necessity defense.
A fun and useful explanation of the purpose and use of the climate necessity defense. Many thanks to the Graphic Advocacy Project!