• Study by UN and Columbia finds ‘proliferation’ of cases instigated by citizens
  • Lion’s share of court cases are in US but number also growing around the world

Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change, with litigation ranging from a group’s attempt to stop an airport runway in Austria to a Pakistani farmer suing his government over its failure to adapt to rising temperatures, a new study has found.

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Source: Guardian Climate Change