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Klimatická žaloba ČR and others v. Czechia

This case was brought by a group of applicants, named in the brief as the climate action NGO Klimatická žaloba ČR, a municipality, two peasants, several foresters, and a man from Prague who suffers from environmental anxiety. The case was brought on 21 April 2021, and alleges that the Government’s failures to adequately address climate change violate the rights to life, health, a healthy environment, and other rights guaranteed by the Czech constitution, the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the European Convention on Human Rights.

The applicants seek a declaration that the Czech government failed to respect their rights by ensuring sufficient emissions reductions to meet the Paris Agreement’s targets. They seek an order setting the Czech carbon budget at 800 Mt CO2 from January 2021 until the end of the century.

Date filed:
21 April 2021

More information:
The complaint is available here (in Czech).

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