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More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds

mekong delta in vietnam
High tides on the Mekong delta in Vietnam. The Vietnamese government says 40% of the delta could be submerged if sea levels rise by one-meter in decades to come. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images
  • 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

May 23, 2017 — 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 Continue reading More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds