Dutch citizens sue their government over climate

After more than two decades of international negotiations, the countries of the world have yet to agree on a serious plan to combat climate change. Fed up with the wait, some activists are taking a different approach: suing their governments for their inaction and the damage it will cause. Learn about a landmark case in the Netherlands in my story for Pacific Standard.

On April 14, the Urgenda Foundation and 900 plaintiffs argued before judges at The Hague that the Netherlands has not taken appropriate measures to combat climate change. (Credit: Chantal Bekker/Urgenda)
On April 14, the Urgenda Foundation and 900 plaintiffs argued before judges at The Hague that the Netherlands has not taken appropriate measures to combat climate change. (Credit: Chantal Bekker/Urgenda)
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