Environmental compensation in domestic and regional practice
Developed regimes for environmental compensation exist in domestic and regional legal systems. There is also a wealth of case law under these regimes that provide an insight into the legal principles governing the award of environmental compensation. In this chapter, a focus is placed on the European Union (EU) and United States (US) to give a snapshot of the approach taken in domestic and regional approaches. There are, however, many other legal systems that address compensation for environmental harm. The chapter also considers the recent groundswell in climate litigation and foresees a need to clarify environmental compensation in this context.