Companies like ExxonMobil and Shell knew decades ago that burning of fossil fuels would lead us to this climate crisis. Instead, some chose to hide it. Governments aren't doing enough about the emergency either, putting people's lives and livelihoods at risk.
Luckily, a growing number of people around the world are taking governments and corporations to court for inaction over climate change. Young people are suing the US government. Senior women in Switzerland are suing their government. In the Philippines, a landmark inquiry is underway to determine whether fossil fuel companies are violating human rights. Students in Vanuatu are calling countries to seek an advisory opinion from the highest court in the world: the International Court of Justice.
Cases like these are paving the way to hold fossil fuel companies accountable and making governments comply with their duty to protect people from the climate crisis.
This historic wave of legal action is gaining traction because of people like you and it is only the beginning! Join us!
10,041 people have joined the global climate justice movement.
People impacted by devastating climate change must be given access to the resources they need to rebuild their lives, and governments and companies must urgently move towards a future powered by 100% renewable energy and ensure a just and fair transition for communities and workers affected by the necessity of keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
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