Climate justice



Right now, we are living in a climate crisis. The responsibility we carry at this moment in history weighs heavily on all of us. The challenges are vast. The time to act is now. 

That’s why at EJA we use every tool in our legal toolbox to block irresponsible fossil fuel extraction and keep coal and gas in the ground.

We wield the power of the law to push governments, big banks, insurers and corporate boards to stop propping up climate damage and fund climate solutions instead.

And we establish, strengthen and enforce legal protections for human rights and climate justice, to create better lives and a fairer future for all. 

No matter our background, age or postcode, we all want to live good lives in a healthy and just world, now and in the future.

Our impact

Living Wonders legal intervention

A legal intervention requesting the Environment Minister reconsider 19 new coal and gas proposals – and protect Australia’s living wonders from climate harm.


Climate Justice Legal Project

An innovative partnership using the law to empower communities across Victoria to advocate and litigate for climate justice.


United Nations human rights complaint

Five brave young Australians’ UN human rights complaint over the Australian government’s failure to act on climate change.


What we’ve acheived so far

We pioneered climate finance risk litigation globally, filing the world’s first legal action against and superannuation fund for failing to adequately consider climate change risks.

We got the Commonwealth Bank to  acknowledge the seriousness of climate change in their 2017 annual report after filing proceedings in the Federal Court.

We sent a legal complaint to the Queensland government asking them to urgently investigate if Adani is breaching their conditions and hold them accountable to protect our communities, air, water and wildlife.

We’re making headlines

“Until now, former environment ministers failed to take climate change into account when considering which animals, plants and places could be harmed by a coal or gas proposal,” ECoCeQ president Christine Carlisle said.


“The act of appealing to UN Special Rapporteurs is significant because it shows these young people know how serious the stakes are and are stepping up and bravely saying ‘this is happening to us’. It’s not a thing in the future, it is happening now.”


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