„Whitewashing issues related to climate protection can be dangerous under liability law.“
On climate change litigation against energy groups: An interview with Professor Dr Marc-Philippe Weller, expert in business law
Climate plaintiffs are increasingly bringing actions against international energy groups such as Shell, Total or RWE. By doing so, they are exerting considerable pressure on „Big Oil“. Marc-Philippe Weller, Director of the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws and International Business Law at the University of Heidelberg, discusses issues of jurisdiction, corporate duties of care and causality issues as well as the courts’ role in the fight against climate change.