Landmark legal action on climate to go ahead

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed an effort by 33 governments to overturn a decision to fast-track a climate crisis case brought against them by six youth applicants. The applicants, aged between 8 and 21, are seeking a legally binding decision from the court requiring Europe’s major emitters to take the urgent action needed to stop the climate crisis. The crowdfunded legal action was filed on 3 September 2020, just after Portugal recorded its hottest July in 90 years. It is the first climate case brought before ...


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