REGISTER NOW: Rethinking 1.5: The Case for Science-Based Standards in Constitutional Climate Change Cases

Participants will be invited to carefully examine and ultimately reconsider the trend of climate advocates citing the Paris Agreement target, which limits global average heating to 1.5°–2°C, as the touchstone for government compliance with constitutional and human rights obligations.

No scientific support suggests that limiting warming to 1.5°–2°C would stabilize the climate system in a manner capable of preserving the conditions necessary to protect fundamental rights, particularly for the most climate vulnerable. Nevertheless, judicial bodies are adopting the Paris Agreement target as the legal standard for protecting fundamental rights in constitutional climate change cases.

This discussion offers an important critique of current litigation strategies and judicial decision-making in the climate change context.

Join us for a webinar from 2–3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 via Zoom.

Distinguished Speakers

Our speakers will include:

  • Lauren E. Sancken, Associate Teaching Professor, University of Washington School of Law
  • Jen Marlow, Assistant Professor of Environmental Law, Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Andrea Rodgers, Senior Litigation Attorney, Our Children’s Trust


1.0 Law & Legal CLE credit has been approved by the Washington State Bar Association for this event.

Registration and fees include:

  • General admission & CLE credit: $25

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