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Minors File Lawsuit Against Austria Government Over Climate Change  

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting

DOZEN of minors, have, on Tuesday, filed a lawsuit with a federal court in Austria, seeking to force the government to take tougher action against climate change.

According to the group’s lawyer, Michaela Kroemer, the case submitted to the Constitutional Court is modeled on a similar lawsuit that prompted the government in Germany to set a targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 2021.

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“Austria’s climate law from 2011 doesn’t sufficiently protect the plaintiffs, aged 5 to 16, from the life-threatening consequences of global warming.

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“The children’s right to generational justice guaranteed in the Austrian constitution is breached by the Alpine nation’s climate law.

“The lawsuit is backed by the youth climate group Fridays for Future, which was inspired by Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, and financially supported through philanthropic donations,” Kroemer said.

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