Thunberg and 600 other young activists from an organization called Aurora filed a lawsuit against the Swedish state in November, arguing it should do more to protect the planet
Swedish court today gave the “green light” to proceed with a class action lawsuit by Greta Thunberg and hundreds of other activists for the climate against the Swedish state for “inadequate climate policy”.
Thunberg and others 600 young activists of an organization called Aurora filed a lawsuit against the Swedish state in November, arguing that it must do more to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Today the Naka District Court announced that their lawsuit can go ahead after the group made adjustments to their claims.
The district court today gave the “green light” for a “high-profile lawsuit” to proceed, it said in a statement. “In this case, the district court was asked to clarify that the state has an obligation to take certain specific measures to limit climate change.the court adds.
The Swedish state he has three months to respond to the lawsuit before the case is heard or settled in writing, the court specifies.
The justice minister has not yet responded to an emailed request for comment.
Aurora is asking the court to rule that Sweden needs to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 6.5-9.4 million tonnes per year starting in 2019.
“The health and future of the planet and ours depends directly on whether or not our politicians recognize the seriousness of the climate crisis and therefore Aurora wants to do everything it can to get you to do so”the organization said last year in an open letter to the Swedish government.
yesterday, monday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that the “climate time bomb is ticking”, urging rich nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions more quickly after a new assessment by scientists said there was not much time to lose in tackling climate change.
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