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Kate Cook’s legal opinion concludes continued public funding to finance fossil fuel infrastructure are potentially at risk of climate litigation

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Kate Cook and Professor Jorge E Viñuales’ legal opinion argues that governments and public finance institutions that continue to finance fossil fuel infrastructure are potentially at risk of climate litigation.

The opinion was commissioned by Oil Change International to outline the international legal obligations of Export credit agencies that are responsible for tens of billions of dollars per year in support for fossil fuels.

In their article promoting the recent commitment that the Netherlands has made by joining a further 25 counties and institutions to end international public finance by the end of 2022, the legal opinion was cited as a prominent source.

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