Climate and environment

Climate and environment

Glittertind aims to be a leading law firm within climate and environmental law, and we assist in several cases in these fields.

Our lawyers are familiar with both national and international regulations on climate and the environment, and energy law in general, and are up to date on relevant practices from the European Court of Human Rights and EEA law’s rules on impact assessments.

Emanuel Feinberg was one of two litigators in the Climate Action on the validity of decisions to award licences for oil and gas extraction in the Barents Sea. In this case, the plenary Supreme Court clarified the scope of the environmental provision of Article 112 of the Constitution in cases concerning administrative decisions involving the Storting. The case also raised questions about ECHR Articles 2 and 8 in the environmental field, the significance of international environmental law sources for interpretation, and EEA law’s requirements for impact assessments. The case has been appealed to the European Court of Human Rights for breaches of Article 2 (right to life) and Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life).

Nils-Henrik Pettersson has prepared petitions for reversal for Natur og Ungdom in connection with a fjord landfill in Førdefjorden, and represents the Green Party in their complaint to the ESA over the 2020 tax package for the oil industry. Dagny Ås Hovind counts environmental law and human rights among her specialties and is a member of the Norwegian division of the International Commission of Jurists’ working group for climate and environmental law.