The Climate Litigation Network (CLN) was established in 2015 by the Urgenda Foundation. In November 2023, CLN became an independent not-for-profit foundation. It continues to work with partners around the world to bring ground-breaking litigation against high-emitting actors to drive stronger climate action.

Registered seat

The Climate Litigation Network (CLN) is registered as a stichting (foundation) in the Netherlands, designated as an Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (Public Benefit Organisation). It’s registration number with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce is 91995787. Its RSIN number is 865844331.


CLN is overseen by a Board consisting of at least three members. The current Board members are:
  • Marjan Minnesma
    Director of the Urgenda Foundation
  • Jim Fitzgerald
    Director of the Equal Rights Trust
  • Catherine Higham
    Policy Fellow (Climate Change Laws of the Word) at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment