Tag: youth climate activists
“The 9th Circuit has deprived people in that Circuit the ability to seek a resolution of a real controversy with their government.”
“I believe that the government has a duty to young people to protect our futures from the impacts of climate change, including stopping the impact of the Vickery Extension Project.”
Young people who had mobilized for the climate across the world in 2019 were right: Much environmental damage is the result of human action, and as such, can also be reversed through human initiative.
“The real issue here is one of democracy."
"We are just trying to show them that we are doing the right thing despite the fact that we are not sleeping or staying in the best conditions."
The legal theory underpinning Chernaik v. Brown and other youth climate litigation derives from the public trust doctrine — the concept that natural resources are held in trust by governments that must protect them.
“I have received the Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019. I have decided to decline this prize.”
“Young people are making it clear that we will support and vote for leaders who will listen to us because we will be here, striking, marching, rallying, and voting.”
The next hearing on the case will be Tuesday, June 4, at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The next president of the European Commission will likely be Bas Eickhout of the Dutch Green Party.
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