Climate action – Lawsuit. UPSC NOTE

  Overview of the lawsuit against European governments .

  • Six young people from Portugal, aged 11 to 24, are suing 32 European governments.

  • They are arguing that their governments have failed to take sufficient action against the climate crisis.

  • The suit is at European Court of Human Rights in France’s Strasbourg.

  • The Portuguese youths claim that European nations have faltered in their climate emission goals.

  • The nations have violated people’s fundamental rights by not keeping he global warming by 1.5 degree Celsius.

Human rights violations due to inadequate climate action

  • They added, 32 countries contributed to climate catastrophes and jeopardized the future of young people.

  • The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC), a body which provides scientific advice to EU countries, said countries will have to target an emissions reduction of 75% below 1990 levels.

  • UNICEF has dubbed the climate crisis as a “child rights crisis.

  • Air pollution is already linked to poor birth outcomes and increased risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

  • Heat waves are triggering mental health issues.



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Climate action – Lawsuit. UPSC NOTE
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