Kaiser, et al. v. Volkswagen AG
Jurisdiction: Regional Court of Braunschweig (Landgericht Braunschweig)
Principle law(s): Federal Climate Protection Act and to change further regulations ("Bundesklimaschutzgesetz” or “KSG")
Side A: Kaiser, et al. (Individual)
Side B: Volkswagen AG (Corporation)
Core objectives: Whether VW is infringing on the right to climate protection by not committing to achieve carbon neutrality in the production and intended use of internal combustion engine cars.
SummaryOn November 8, 2021, three claimants associated with Greenpeace Germany and Fridays for Future Germany filed an action against Volkswagen AG (VW) in the Regional Court of Braunschweig for not yet having clearly and irreversibly committed to phase out the sale of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE) by 2030.
Related laws and policies
Federal Climate Protection Act and to change further regulations ("Bundesklimaschutzgesetz” or “KSG")
The purpose of this law is to ensure that national climate protection targets are met and European targets are met. It is also intended to support Germany's commitment at the UN climate summit in New York on September 23, 2019 to pursue greenhouse gas neutrality as a long-term goal by 2050. It wa...