Global warming

Verdict saying Switzerland violated rights by failing on climate action could ripple across Europe

Verdict saying Switzerland violated rights by failing on climate action could ripple across Europe

  • The court — which is unrelated to the European Union — ruled that Switzerland “had failed to comply with its duties” to combat climate change and meet emissions targets.
  • Although activists have had success with lawsuits in domestic proceedings, this was the first time an international court ruled on climate change
By AP ·