Over 600 young people suing the Swedish state over not doing more on climate

A landscape in Norrbotten County, Sweden. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • The court case is the first of its kind in Sweden, and follows similar lawsuits in Germany and the Netherlands.
  • It has been filed by 636 children and young people aged between 7 and 26 from the youth network Aurora.
  • “We demand that Sweden does its fair share when it comes to the global measures that are needed in order for the world to succeed in the 1.5 degree goal”, says Ida Edling, one of the plaintiffs.
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