The effects of climate change can already be felt today – from Fiji to Langeoog. Ten families from Europe as well as from developing and emerging countries, whose livelihoods are put at risk by climate change, are taking the European Union to court. The accusation: The EU climate targets for 2030 do not provide the necessary contribution to averting dangerous consequences of climate change and violate the fundamental rights of the plaintiffs.
These people will are already affected directly by climate change and future generations will be even more affected if no action is taken now.
Therefore Protect the Planet supports the complaints of the families concerned before the European court – together with our NGO partners of the Climate Action Network Europe, of Germanwatch and numerous further NOGs all over Europe. Because climate protection is a human right! At the beginning of 2020, the lawsuit enters the decisive phase.
Further information can be found here.
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Videos of the climate lawsuit
Protecting the environment and combatting climate change are issues for all of us! We cannot have a positive influence on the future of our planet unless we accept this responsibility. It is not a matter of party political interests but about the survival of the human race, and this should make it the top priority. Politicians who do not have the courage to push the important changes through for us and generations to come are failing to do their job as our representatives of the people. Protect the Planet is supporting the legal action with financial and non-material means to give the plaintiffs a voice and exert pressure on politicians to take urgent action.
As the mother of two children, it is my natural instinct to do everything humanly possible to ensure our children and grandchildren have a future on a planet worth living in.
The earth’s temperature has already increased by 1.3° Celsius and we are now experiencing catastrophic storms, heatwaves and forest fires. What will that be like when global warming reaches 3° or 4° Celsius, which is what we are heading towards if we do not meet the climate change goals essential to human survival.
The time for spin doctoring is over. We have to act. And we must do so now!
What can I personally do?
The climate case being taken before the European Court deserves the greatest possible attention and support. So tell your all friends and relatives about this legal action.
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The non-profit company Protect the Planet was founded by Dorothea Sick-Thies, film maker Carl-A. Fechner and networker Markus Gohr. Our understanding of climate change mitigation therefore extends from philanthropic principles to practical steps – we are taking action to combat climate change.
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Together we can do more
To successfully master the transformation process, we need a common voice, which is why Protect the Planet supports NGOs, pools resources, leverages synergies and brings energy transition players together to build a network of partners.
Let us take on the challenges of the future head on. Each of us can do a great deal, but together we can do more – in terms of both talk and action.