Greta Thunberg and 600 young people take legal action against Sweden

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More than 600 young people, including the climate activist Greta Thunbergappealed today to justice against Swedish state for his measures, which are considered insufficient, to deal with it climate changewhich is being done for the first time in the Scandinavian kingdom.

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“No climate legal process of this magnitude has ever been initiated in the Swedish judicial system,” Ida Edling, a member of the Aurora committee, the movement that initiated the appeal, told AFP.

The complaint, which was made symbolically during a demonstration in the Swedish capital, had already been filed digitally today in a Stockholm court, the commission said.

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The appeal has been in the works for nearly two years, but comes as Sweden’s new right-wing government comes under fire for a lack of climate ambition.

Although this action is the first to be brought before Swedish justice, Sweden was already taken along with 32 countries before the European Court of Human Rights by six young Portuguese in 2020, again for its alleged lack of action against global warming. of the planet.

“If we win, there will be a court decision on the basis of which the Swedish state will be obliged to do its part in the framework of the globally necessary measures to maintain the target of 1.5 degrees” noted Ida Edling.

As the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency notes, in recent years more and more organizations and citizens are turning to justice to denounce what they consider to be the governments’ inaction regarding the greenhouse effect.

In a landmark case, the Dutch Supreme Court in December 2019 ordered the government to limit the emission of greenhouse gases greenhouse effect by at least 25% by the end of 2020.

At France a similar case, the “Case of the Century”, had led more than 2 million citizens to recognize the failure of the state to combat climate change.

In a report released on Tuesday, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) highlighted that the country’s average temperature has risen by almost two degrees since the end of the 19th century, twice as fast as the global average.

The period when Sweden is covered in snow is already two weeks shorter, while rainfall has increased in the Nordic country.

Source: News Beast

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