Grandpa Joins Polish Activists in Court Over Climate Change Failures (2)

June 10, 2021, 1:03 PM

Young climate activists, a grandfather and a farmer sued the Polish government over its failure to deal with climate change.

The Polish citizens argue that extreme weather events exacerbated by the warming of the planet are threatening their individual rights and their livelihoods, in lawsuits filed at first instance courts in Poland this week. Environmental law firm ClientEarth, representing the individuals, said two more cases will follow.

“A few years, back climate litigation was a complete fantasy, especially in Poland, and now it’s becoming a reality,” said Janusz Buszkowski, ClientEarth’s lead lawyer on the cases. “Examples of climate litigation with spectacular results outside of Poland ...

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