Environmental campaigners call for overhaul of Climate Bill in open letter

The legislation avoids legal accountability and does not go nearly far enough to ensure Ireland meets its climate commitments, a large group of organisations and individuals have written

24th November, 2020
Environmental campaigners call for overhaul of Climate Bill in open letter
Members of Climate Case Ireland at a legal challenge brought by NGO Friends of the Irish Environment, heard by the Supreme Court last June. Photo: CCI/RollingNews.ie

In 2020 Climate Case Ireland took the government to the Supreme Court for failing to act on climate change – and won. This landmark case was the first of its kind in Ireland, and only the second case in the world in which the highest national court of law required a government to revise its national climate policy in light of its legal obligations.

The fight for climate justice is not over, however. Campaigners say the...

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