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Developments, Opportunities, and Complexities in Global South Scholarship on Climate Litigation: Literature review of scholarship by authors based in or identifying from the Global South

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Among the extensive academic and media coverage of the climate litigation landscape, there is a perception that there is a lack of legal scholarship on topics of climate litigation from authors from or based in the Global South. We sought to evaluate the veracity of this assumption by conducting a literature review of academic work written by individuals either hailing from or currently based in countries in the Global South. We found that there is a wide body of work by these authors available in the field of climate litigation, on a range of themes and across a wide breadth of geographies. This suggests that the work of these authors is not given sufficient prominence in discussions on climate litigation, which is presents a challenge to be addressed going forward.