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Saturday, 11 November 2017

GreenPeace: Swiss authorities refuse to act, so these senior women are taking their climate case to court

Swiss authorities refuse to act, so these senior women are taking their climate case to court
St. Gallen, Switzerland, 26 May 2017 – Members of the association, Senior Women For Climate Protection (Klimaseniorinnen), today personally delivered their legal complaint against Swiss authorities to the Federal Administrative Court. This is the first-ever climate case to be heard by the Swiss judiciary and was filed on behalf of more than 770 senior women aged 65 and over. The Association filed the lawsuit in response to the Swiss authorities' decision to reject their legal request "to stop omissions in climate protection", which they submitted on 25 November, 2016.[1] The senior women believe that the government's response, issued by the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport,...
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