9 Apr 2024

Failure to tackle climate change is breach of human rights, says top European court

Today began with concerning climate news – the world just experienced its hottest March on record, according to new data from the EU.

But then, a group of elderly women from Switzerland struck a blow for the planet.

They won a case at the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled that their government’s failure to tackle climate change was a violation of their rights – a landmark legal win which could have far-reaching consequences.