About

The Climate Justice Programme (CJP) is an independent not for profit, non-government organisation that uses the law to expose environmental and human rights issues relating to climate change.

We are a group of lawyers, academics and campaigners who support the development and execution of strategic initiatives to address global climate change. We seek to raise awareness and engagement in climate law through long standing global networks of lawyers and international organisations.

The CJP is the only program globally that has been established with the sole purpose to work collaboratively with lawyers, campaigners and scientists in this innovative field.

The CJP does not accept funding, gifts or donations from any major greenhouse gas emitters or producers.

“Climate change litigation has proved to be a vehicle through which matters that are important to communities are being brought to the attention of governments and, hence, act as a catalyst for executive action.”

Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court, Australia

Vision

We are dedicated to the pursuit of climate justice, through the development of climate law.

We advocate for the protection of the environment through seeking to reduce the impact of and mitigate the risk of climate change caused by the emission of greenhouse gases, through policy and legislative reform and strategic litigation, education and professional development.

Mission

To use the law to protect the natural environment and people from the adverse impacts of climate change.

Values
  1. Climate justice;
  2. Social justice;
  3. Human rights;
  4. Creativity, innovation and excellence;
  5. Working in partnership;
  6. Inclusiveness, respect and self-determination;
  7. Leading by example;
  8. Social responsibility as an organisation;
  9. Environmental sustainability;
  10. Diversity and equality;
  11. Respect for Indigenous peoples.