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Judicial Responses to Climate Change in the Global South

A Jurisdictional and Thematic Review

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  • Assesses cases involving climate change in the Global South through a feminist lens
  • Includes both thematic and jurisdictional reviews
  • Covers a broad range of topics, including climate litigation, eco-constitutionalism and climate governance

Part of the book series: Living Signs of Law (LSLAW, volume 2)

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About this book

This book explores how judiciaries in different parts of the world are responding to climate change and how climate change intersects with the law. It offers feminist approaches to the judicial responses to climate change in the Global South, providing both jurisdictional and thematic reviews. Climate change is one of the most pressing global issues facing humankind, and is currently reshaping geopolitics, governance, law, and international relations around the world.

The book’s originality lies in its endeavour to highlight judicial perspectives on climate change from prominent female researchers who have been working on this subject professionally and/or academically, bringing both regional and international views to the subject. The main objective is to give a new meaning to the study of climate change by bringing together the most recent aspects, including climate litigation, eco-constitutionalism and the environmental rule of law, climate and environmental justice, climate geopolitics and climate governance.

The book will be of interest to students, academics, and scholars of climate law and environmental law around the world.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Independent Legal Practitioner and Researcher, Kolkata, India

    Shuma Talukdar

  • Universidade Federal de Goiás, MINAS GERAIS, Brazil

    Valéria Emília de Aquino

About the editors

Shuma Talukdar is a lawyer equipped with experience in various sectors, including aviation, FMCG, information technology, media and entertainment, NGO, oil and gas, real estate, and shipping, and is a certified Corporate Governance Professional. She earned the degree of BA Honours (Political Science) from Gauhati University, LL.B. from Pune University, LL.M. (Business Law) from Amity University, Master's in Public Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, Diploma in International Environmental Law and Governance from UNITAR, and certificate in the management of Intellectual Property at universities from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. Shuma is also a Fellow of Women Entrepreneurship Program 2018, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. She has served Bodhi Global Services Pvt Ltd, Pune and India Law Offices (now known as Law Offices of India), New Delhi as an Associate. She holds professional membership of theSupreme Court of India, the Bar Council of India, and the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law, Government of India. She co-founded a law firm, Droit India Legal Services in Noida, and ran it as a Managing Partner from 2013 to 2015. Shuma is a social entrepreneur and established an NGO, Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE) in 2013. She served it from 2013 to 2020 as President. Under her leadership, SSRE worked in the fields of skill development, micro finance, livelihood, tobacco control, health and hygiene, women empowerment, gender equality, environment, and legal rights.

Valéria Emília de Aquino is a Brazilian Human Rights Lawyer and a Human Rights Ph.D. candidate at the Federal University of Goiás. She is also a member of the study group "Law, Globalization, and Citizenship". She is a member of the Editorial Board and Research Collaborator of International Law without Borders (Brazil) and a Research Associate member of the Institute of International Studies (Bolívia). She was Visiting fellow at the Mercosur Institute of Public Policies on Human Rights (Argentina), and a former Professor in Law at Presidente Antônio Carlos University (UNIPAC) in Uberlândia where she taught Environmental Law, Civil Practice, and Civil Procedure.

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