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Swiss authorities refuse to act, so these senior women are taking their climate case...

Press release | 26 May, 2017 at 11:10

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 26 May 2017 – Members of the association, Senior Women For Climate Protection (Klimaseniorinnen), today personally delivered their legal complaint against Swiss authorities to the Federal Administrative Court. This is the...

Student battles New Zealand government in climate lawsuit

Press release | 26 June, 2017 at 4:04

Auckland, 26 June 2017 - A law student from New Zealand is battling the country’s government in court this morning over a “failure” to properly address climate change.

Swiss Grannies launch legal challenge to demand stronger climate action

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 7:00

Bern, Switzerland, 25 October 2016 - More than 450 women aged 65 and over, today joined a global wave of legal actions demanding climate justice. The group launched a legal challenge to the Swiss Government’s climate policies, highlighting...

Philippines launches world’s first national human rights investigation into 50 big...

Press release | 4 December, 2015 at 13:31

Paris, 4 December 2015 - The Philippines Commission on Human Rights (CHR) announced that it will launch an investigation on December 10 (International Human Rights Day), which could hold fossil fuel companies responsible for the impacts of...

Global movement unites against Norwegian oil in the Arctic

Press release | 1 August, 2017 at 11:56

Lofoten, Norway, 1 August 2017 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has anchored at the island of Lofoten in Northern Norway to join with climate activists at a youth camp of around 400 young people who oppose the Norwegian government’s oil...

World’s largest carbon producers ordered to respond to allegations of human rights...

Press release | 27 July, 2016 at 4:50

Manila, 27 July 2016 - Companies responsible for the majority of fossil fuel products that have been manufactured, marketed, and sold since the industrial revolution and have contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global emissions of...

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds...

Press release | 8 December, 2016 at 9:35

Manila, 8 December 2016 – The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) today initiated the next steps in the world’s first-ever national investigation into human rights harms resulting from climate change (1), despite apparent...

Filipino typhoon survivors demand climate action on Haiyan anniversary

Press release | 7 November, 2017 at 8:38

Tacloban, Philippines, 7 November 2017 - With the UN climate talks underway in Bonn, and as the Philippines is preparing for the visit of President Trump for the upcoming ASEAN Summit, Filipinos are gathering to commemorate the fourth anniversary...

World’s eyes on Norway as historic climate trial begins

Press release | 13 November, 2017 at 9:45

Oslo, Norway 13 November 2017 – Tomorrow, environmental organisations Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth take on the Norwegian government in court for opening up new areas in the Arctic to oil drilling. They are arguing that drilling for oil...

World’s first human rights investigation into corporate responsibility for climate...

Press release | 8 December, 2017 at 3:00

Manila, 8 December 2017 - The world’s first ever national inquiry into the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry for the human rights impacts resulting from climate change hits and important milestone in the Philippines on 11 December - one...

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