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Roughly 600 Swedish children and young people are suing through the organization Aurora the Swedish state, reports Dagens Nyheter.
The background to the lawsuit, which has been prepared for two years and is being submitted on Friday, is that the young people believe that the Swedish climate policy is illegal.
– If the state’s climate measures fail now, they threaten our human rights in the future. It is a legal obligation for which the state can be legally held accountable. That’s why we’re suing them, says law student Ida Edling to the newspaper.
She has been involved in drawing up the lawsuit. Another person behind the initiative is the climate activist Greta Thunberg.
According to Aurora, the state is lacking on several points, among other things, there is a lack of surveys regarding what proportion of the global climate work Sweden should be responsible for.
Similar lawsuits have been filed in other European countries. In both Germany and the Netherlands, the activists won in court against the government in the respective state, which forced the representatives of both countries to tighten the climate targets.