"Thrilling courtroom drama... A hopeful and inspiring story that shows how one person can really make a difference."?
As years of settled science have been continually met with resounding inaction, it can be easy to become despondent about the possibly of averting the worst impacts of climate change. But a hopeful new trend is emerging; one that sees states and large private polluters alike compelled to action through lawsuits and decrees issued by courts.
Among the leaders of this environmental-legal movement is Dutch lawyer Richard Cox, whose efforts against global oil giant Royal Dutch Shell led him to be named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. Duty of Care: the Climate Trials is a gripping legal drama that showcases Cox's work, and the precedents he's setting for other lawyers and activists around the world. Unique among contemporary films addressing climate change, Duty of Care: the Climate Trials stands apart as one that offers hope for, and a clear path towards, a sustainable planet.