Farmer sue German government over failure to tackle climate change

epa07961939 Climate activists hold a demonstration prior to a court session in which three farmer families, along with the environmental protection organization Greenpeace, sue the German government over climate policy, at the Berlin Administrative Court in Berlin, Germany, 31 October 2019. For the first time, a court in Germany is observing a case related to the government's action over climate protection. The plaintiff families from the German states of Brandenburg, Hamburg area and Schleswig-Holstein, will argue in court that the inadequate enviornmental policy of the federal government, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in dealing with the global warming issue, leads to a violation of their fundamental rights. EPA-EFE/OMER MESSINGER

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Climate activists hold a demonstration prior to a court session in which three farmer families, along with the environmental protection organization Greenpeace, sue the German government over climate policy, at the Berlin Administrative Court in Berlin, Germany, 31 October 2019.

For the first time, a court in Germany is observing a case related to the government’s action over climate protection.

The plaintiff families from the German states of Brandenburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, will argue in court that the inadequate enviornmental policy of the federal government, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in dealing with the global warming issue, leads to a violation of their fundamental rights.

 

Via EPA-EFE/OMER MESSINGER

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