Families take EU to court over climate change

'People's Climate Case' launched by eight families from different countries is first to be brought against EU.

by

    Families from eight countries are suing the European Union (EU) for failing to adequately protect them from climate change.

    The claim, nicknamed the "People's Climate Case", is the first of its kind to be brought against the EU.

    The families say climate change is infringing on their fundamental human rights - and the EU is not doing enough to prevent further damage.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?