Austrian children take government to court over climate change2 min read
Minors sue Austrian court for concrete action on climate change
Children’s group demands strict action from the government so that their constitutional rights can be protected
Supported by climate group ‘Fridays for Future’, led by environmental activist Greta Thunberg
Berlin: The threat of climate change is looming around the world. In such a situation, news is coming that a dozen minors filed a lawsuit in Austria’s top court on Tuesday, demanding that the government protect their constitutional rights by taking strict action against climate change. A lawyer said that even 2 years ago this group had demanded to set new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the court.
According to the report of American news ABC, the lawyer of this group is Michaela Kromer. They say that Austria’s climate law of 2011 does not protect against the serious consequences of global warming. He said that according to the Austrian constitution, children here have got the right to seek justice for future generations, but this right was taken away by the Alpine nation’s climate law. Kromer said the lawsuit is backed by the youth climate group Fridays for Future, which was inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. This group is supported financially through donations.
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Fridays for Future is an international student movement that aims to push for urgent climate action through activist campaigning. It was chosen as the Champion of the Earth because of its role in creating awareness about the adverse impact caused by the climate crisis. The leader of this group is Greta Thunberg. Greta is known as a Swedish environmental activist.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 21, 2023, 13:51 IST