- 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.
Related stories from around the North:
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Greenland: Marine ecosystem off Southeast Greenland may have crossed tipping point, says study, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: 2020 shaping up to have second lowest Arctic sea ice extent on record, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Temperature increase in Sweden twice as high as global average, weather service says, Radio Sweden
Russia: After a month stuck in Arctic sea ice, nine vessels make it to Kara Sea, The Independent Barents Observer
United States: Bering Sea ice at lowest extent in at least 5,500 years, study says, Alaska Public Media