Climate crisis: Can the courts save our planet? | Focus on Europe

In Europe, climate change is becoming a legal battleground. Courts are increasingly issuing groundbreaking judgments.
Three plaintiffs from Portugal, Germany and the UK have witnessed their livelihoods become threatened by climate change, and are calling politicians to account.
Lueke Recktenwald from the North Sea Island Langeoog won his case against the German Government. Rosamund Kissi-Debrah from London, at the Coroner’s Court and Claudia Duarte from Leiria’s case is at the European Court of Human Rights. Is judicial action a way to compel governments to save the planet?


00:00 Intro
00:58 Three plaintiffs report
06:13 European climate cases
15:03 Can the courts save our planet?

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