The ‘Climate Lawsuit Industry’ now has its own magazine – ‘Climate Liability News’
“Dubbed the “People’s Climate Case,”the legal action was filed by 10 families, most from European countries but one from as far away as Fiji. The families argue that the EU’s current target to reduce carbon emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 is not enough to protect their rights to life, health, occupation, and property“
We are expected of course to believe that 10 families spontaneously decided to bring “climate” actions.)
Their lawyer is Roda Verheyen:
“From 1998 to 2001 international climate campaign of Friends of the Earth International. From 2001 to 2006 she was a freelance consultant for the German Association for Technical Cooperation, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Friends of the Earth, Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD, London) and Germanwatch eV, member of the German delegation to the Climate Framework Convention.2002 Foundation of the international network Climate Justice Program (www.climatelaw.org ) with Peter Roderick“
“In 2015, as part of the Paris Agreement, countries agreed to pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C. Yet, it is clear that the existing EU 2030 climate target is not enough to respect the commitments taken in the Paris Agreement and should be increased,” said Wendel Trio, director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, which is supporting the plaintiffs’ case. In addition to CAN, several other organizations are assisting.
The German group Protect the Planet has agreed to take on plaintiffs’ legal costs and the “scientific think tank” Climate Analytics is providing scientific background to the case.