Germany

Friends of the Earth Germany, Association of Solar Supporters, and Others v. Germany

Jurisdiction: Germany


Side A: Friends of the Earth Germany and Association of Solar Supporters (Ngo)


Side B: Germany (Government)


Core objectives: Whether the German government violated plaintiffs' fundamental rights by failing to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction goals


Summary
Friends of the Earth Germany reports that they have lodged a constitutional complaint against the German government, alleging that the government's failure to meet its own greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and EU 2020 goals violated plaintiffs' fundamental rights. They report further allegations that the government has a legal obligation to base its climate policy on current facts rather than an outdated two-degree Celsius threshold which will allow dangerous amounts of climate change. We have not been able to verify this as no copy of the complaint appears to be publicly available.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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