Greta is suing the state for the heating

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Published 25 November 2022 at 14.55

Law & Right. Climate activist Greta Thunberg and 636 other children and young people have submitted a lawsuit to the Stockholm district court where they demand that the court establish that the government's climate policy is illegal, writes Dagens Nyheter.

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According to the young people, it is against the European Convention on Human Rights not to pursue a more ambitious climate policy.

Which part of the European Convention the state is considered to have violated is not clear from DN's article.< /p>

Despite the fact that the convention lacks provisions on carbon dioxide emissions and other climate-related issues, similar activist groups have actually won lawsuits in Germany and the Netherlands, where both countries' left-wing courts have ordered the government to “tighten climate targets”, according to DN.