From Australia to El Salvador to Vietnam, the environment is finally getting its day in court

Across the word, specialized environmental courts are being created to make sure the environment receives justice and protection against human destruction and exploitation. In the face of climate change, 44 countries across six continents have developed such courts, driven by a collective understanding of the intersection of human rights and the environment. While a seemingly major step toward justice, the new courts are hard to evaluate and have faced criticisms like bias and their impact in the larger context of climate change.

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