United Kingdom

R (People & Planet) v. HM Treasury (Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court, 2009)

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom


Principle law(s): Climate Change Act


Side A: PLATFORM (Ngo)


Side B: United Kingdom Treasury (Government)


Core objectives:

Sought judicial review of HM Treasury decision to invest public monies with RBS


Summary
Campaigners from the World Development Movement, PLATFORM, and People & Planet brought suit against the United Kingdom Treasury for its lack of adequate environmental and human rights considerations in investing with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). RBS has allegedly used public monies to finance several controversial companies and projects that undermine the UK's commitment to halt climate change. The High Court denied the request for permission to hold a judicial review over the Treasury's actions.
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Related laws and policies
  • This law implements United Kingdom legislation
    Climate Change Act

    Passed in 2008 Legislative

    The Act provides a long-term framework to improve carbon management, to help the transition to a low carbon economy, encourage investment in low carbon goods and provide an international signal. The Act establishes a legally binding target for the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net z...

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