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dc.contributor.authorRajavuori, Mikkoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSavaresi, Annalisaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorvan Asselt, Harroen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe debate on corporate climate accountability has become increasingly prominent in recent years. Several countries, particularly in the Global North, have adopted mandatory human rights and/or environmental due diligence legislation. At the same time, judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings are helping to shape the contours of corporate climate accountability. This article considers how litigation against corporations and due diligence legislation interact, and thereby help develop and strengthen corporate climate accountability. While the practice in this area is still limited, there is scope to reflect on early developments and how they may influence both future climate litigation as well as ongoing and future law-making on due diligence. We first review recent developments in climate litigation against corporations, focusing on the extent to which they rely on climate due diligence obligations. We then survey existing and proposed due diligence legislation, examining the extent to which it addresses corporate climate accountability. Finally, we identify scenarios of how due diligence legislation and climate litigation may interact and possibly converge to strengthen corporate climate accountability. We furthermore identify knowledge gaps and areas for further research.en_UK
dc.relationRajavuori M, Savaresi A & van Asselt H (2023) Mandatory due diligence laws and climate change litigation: Bridging the corporate climate accountability gap?. <i>Regulation & Governance</i>.
dc.rightsThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectclimate change litigationen_UK
dc.subjectcorporate accountabilityen_UK
dc.subjectcorporate sustainabilityen_UK
dc.subjectdue diligenceen_UK
dc.subjecthuman rightsen_UK
dc.titleMandatory due diligence laws and climate change litigation: Bridging the corporate climate accountability gap?en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleRegulation and Governanceen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commission (Horizon Europe)en_UK
dc.contributor.funderAcademy of Finlanden_UK
dc.contributor.funderAcademy of Finlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Turkuen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Eastern Finlanden_UK
rioxxterms.apcnot requireden_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRajavuori, Mikko|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSavaresi, Annalisa|0000-0002-4255-3696en_UK
local.rioxx.authorvan Asselt, Harro|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectProject ID unknown|Academy of Finland|
local.rioxx.projectProject ID unknown|European Commission (Horizon Europe)|en_UK
local.rioxx.filenameRegulation Governance - 2023 - Rajavuori - Mandatory due diligence laws and climate change litigation Bridging the.pdfen_UK
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