Our Children’s Trust

Mission: Our Children’s Trust is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides strategic, campaign-based legal services to youth from diverse backgrounds to secure their legal rights to a safe climate. We work to protect the Earth’s climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in global legal efforts to secure their binding and enforceable legal rights to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate, based on the best available science. We support our youth clients and amplify their voices before the third branch of government in a highly strategic legal campaign that includes targeted media, education, and public engagement work to support the youths’ legal actions. Our legal work – guided by constitutional, public trust, human rights laws and the laws of nature – aims to ensure systematic and science-based climate recovery planning and remedies of federal, state, and global levels.

Resources for Information and Action

The global Youth v. Gov community includes young plaintiffs represented and supported by Our Children’s Trust in climate litigation and legal actions across the United States and around the world, including: