Families affected by the climate crisis file appeal after the European General Court dismisses their case

Brussels, 11 July 2019, for immediate release Today, 10 families from Europe and outside, together with the Saami Youth Association from Sweden appealed to the European Court of Justice on the dismissal of the historic People’s Climate Case – the case challenging [...]

UN expert: Climate change threatens democracy and human rights

Brussels, 25 June 2019, for immediate release The report released today by Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, states that climate change could push more than 120 million more people into poverty by 2030 and undo the last 50 [...]

Climate crisis: Extreme heat waves hit Europe

Long-predicted impacts of climate change are wreaking havoc in Europe. An extreme heatwave is expected to affect millions of people in large parts of west-central Europe. In recent months, Eastern Europeans have been hit by heat waves and droughts; citizens in the [...]

People’s Climate Case: Court acknowledges climate change is affecting everyone but dismisses the case

Brussels, for immediate release,  22.05.2019 The European General Court dismissed the People’s Climate Case on procedural grounds stating that the families and youth impacted by climate change do not have a right to go to court to challenge the EU’s 2030 climate [...]

Letter from the plaintiffs to the EU Presidents

Dear EU Presidents and Heads of State and Government, We are writing to you on behalf of all Europeans impacted by climate change. We are farmers, shepherds, foresters, hotel and restaurant owners and students from Sweden, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and [...]

Plaintiffs of the People’s Climate Case have won the “Prize of Action”

Yesterday the German plaintiffs of the People’s Climate Case, Maike and Michael Recktenwald won the ZEIT WISSEN in the category of ‘Action’ for taking the EU to court over its insufficient 2030 climate target. Last year, the French plaintiff Maurice Feschet was [...]

Courts are increasingly forcing emissions cuts

At the end of a year that has seen an increase in climate-related litigation cases globally, plaintiffs, lawyers and campaigners representing six cases made clear at the UN climate talks in Katowice today that governments can no longer escape from their [...]

People’s Climate Case: The EU must honor the call of its citizens, instead of hiding behind Court procedures

As part of the proceeding of the People’s Climate Case – the case challenging the EU’s 2030 climate target for its insufficiency to protect the citizens and their fundamental rights-, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU have submitted their [...]

More than 160 000 Europeans are supporting the People’s Climate Case

Today, the Luxembourg NGOs -ASTM, Greenpeace, Mouvement Ecologique and natur&ëmwelt- together with Wemove.eu and Climate Action Network Europe, showed their support to the families and young people who are suing the European institutions for their failure to [...]

European Parliament calls for stepping up EU climate action

In today’s vote on the European Parliament’s position on December’s COP24 climate summit, MEPs called for increasing the EU’s 2030 climate target to a 55 percent emission cuts compared to 1990 levels. This would bring European efforts closer to what is required for [...]

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