The Paris climate agreement got some new teeth today when more than 450 women aged 65 and older submitted a legal petition to force the Swiss government to take stronger action on climate change. The complaint alleges that weak climate policies are violating their constitutional rights by failing to limit warming to politically-agreed safe levels.
Group portrait of KlimaSeniorinnen, 23 Aug 2016
Greenpeace Switzerland is supporting the new group of women, called KlimaSeniorinnen (Senior Women for Climate Protection), in their quest to hold their government accountable for climate inaction.
Older women are among the most vulnerable groups in a warming climate. Studies of heatwaves in Europe show they are more likely to get sick or die of dehydration, heatstroke, cardiac and circulatory pro... Read more >