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News Citizen's Climate case accepted by the European General Court

In May 2018 families from Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Kenya, Fiji and the Swedish Saami Youth Association Sáminuorra sued the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union for the inadequate climate target for 2030. The lawsuit claims that the European Union’s climate target fails to protect their human rights. The European General Court has accepted the case and, is published in the Official Journal of the European Union of 13 August 2018. This is an important first step in the proceeding of the People’s Climate Case. The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union are expected to react within two months. This news comes at a moment when most Europeans are still suffering from heat waves, droughts and wildfires. These extreme weather events which scientists associate with climate change directly affect the plaintiffs of the case.

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News date 13/08/2018
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