💡TOPICAL ISSUE- Climate change & scholactivism

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times. Human-induced global warming is already provoking an increased frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, ranging from heatwaves, droughts, flooding, to storms, hurricanes and wildfires. The negative effects of climate change are very likely to increase if greenhouse gases emissions are not drastically and rapidly reduced globally. This series of blog posts discusses the responsibility of legal academics and, in particular, of public law and administrative law academics in the light of this pressing challenge. Echoing vivid debates that have raged elsewhere on the web on the perils and merits of “scholactivism”, the following posts illustrate distinct approaches to the responsibility of legal academics in the face of climate change, as well as the extent to which climate change already permeates legal academia and universities more generally.