EPISODE 1: ALL RISE
MEET THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
Everyone loves a good legal drama — even Mary, a former lawyer, devours The Good Wife — and over the last three years environmental law has become stranger than fiction. Both lawyers and their (often unexpected) plaintiffs have found powerful new teeth in order to take the world’s governments and multinationals to court for failing to act on climate change… and guess what? They’re winning.
Episode notes: Mary and Maeve are laying down the law. Two years ago, 886 ordinary Dutch citizens sued their government over climate change... and won. Tessa Khan, a Bangladeshi-Australian lawyer, is in the studio to talk new legal strategies for climate action. Her and her partners are currently suing not one, but six governments around the world for failing to protect their citizens. Then across to the US, where it’s the next generation who are rising to take Trump to court.