Political leaders are playing word games with the future of the planet. They are refusing to take radical action to prevent global warming from effectively deteriorating to a point of no return. Through litigation democracy offers an alternative to forcing political action on climate change due to the separation of powers. This article by Kevin Casas-Zamora is published by Euro News. Here is an excerpt:
When Germany’s highest court ruled that the country’s climate change policies were insufficient to protect future generations and a Dutch court ordered oil titan Shell to reduce its carbon emissions by 45 per cent, the decisions marked a sea change.
Our ‘embattled climate’, said one environmental lawyer, had finally won.
Climate litigation is the new frontier in the fight over climate change. By 2020, the number of legal cases doubled in three years, to more than 1,500 cases in 38 countries. These include Indigenous groups suing the Canadian and New Zealand governments and youth activists taking legal action against Peru over deforestation.
Continue reading here.