Greta Thunberg said that we do not have such laws at all, which can provide long-term protection from the consequences of climate and environmental hazards.
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Sweden’s famous climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken a tough stand against her own country. Thunberg has filed a class action lawsuit against Sweden for not taking necessary measures to prevent climate change. A group of some children and youth including Greta Thunberg has taken this drastic step. The lawsuit is part of a climate legal action. The climate case in Sweden comes after a high-profile case in the Netherlands, in which the country’s top court ruled in 2019 that the government has a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to reduce global warming. .
The group filing the lawsuit includes a total of 600 children and youth, including Thunberg. The group claims that Sweden’s climate policies violate not only its constitution, but also the European Convention on Human Rights. The group said in a statement that Sweden fails to do what is necessary to provide a good environment for present and future generations and to promote the development of a better environment.
It is necessary to reduce gas emissions
Sweden adopted a ‘Climate Law’ in the year 2017. Under this law, the government has to work to reduce the emissions of gases responsible for heating the earth, so that the net-zero carbon emission target set for 2045 can be achieved. Cutting greenhouse gas emissions is critical to meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement target of keeping global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.
Climate laws should be strict – Greta
In an interview with the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, Greta Thunberg said that she believes climate laws should be made more stringent. Greta said that we do not have such laws at all, which can provide long-term protection from the consequences of threats coming from climate and environment. However, we must continue to do what we can. According to a statement, Sweden has never considered the threats related to climate change as a crisis. Not only this, the new government has also made it clear that it will not do the same. In a lawsuit filed in Stockholm on Friday, the group urged the court to require governments to take global measures to keep greenhouse gas emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.