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 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 [...]

Letter from the plaintiffs of the People’s Climate Case: 1.5, the only number that counts

Our message is urgent. We need you to look this way and listen to our words. This is too important. We write to you as farmers, shepherds, foresters, hotel and restaurant owners and students. We live in different countries across Europe: Sweden, Portugal, France, [...]

CAN Europe is intervening in the People’s Climate Case

Today, CAN Europe, has applied to the European General Court to intervene in the People’s Climate Case – a case in which families and youth have challenged the EU in order to protect their fundamental rights from  the insufficiency of the EU’s 2030 [...]

People’s Climate Case heads to proceed

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 [...]

Families are taking the EU to court for its lack of climate action

Families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to the European General Court for allowing high level of emissions until 2030 and failing to protect the citizens with the existing inadequate 2030 climate [...]