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Council's Refusal to Sign Climate Declaration Successfully challenged in High Court

Case Summary: Hauraki Coromandel Climate Action Incorporated v Thames Coromandel District Council [1]

In a recent High Court (Justice Palmer) case, Hauraki Coromandel Climate Action Incorporated v Thames Coromandel District Council, a Thames Coromandel District Council (Council) decision not to authorise the Mayor to sign a Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration was successfully challenged through judicial review proceedings.  The Court found that the decision was one of significance and that the...

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