UK Court of Appeal Rejects Climate Lawsuit

Britain’s Court of Appeal has rejected a lawsuit by a group of climate activists to have their case heard.

A UK citizens’ lawsuit over the government’s 2050 climate target hit “the end of the road” this week after an appeals court refused to hear the case, the climate legal group Plan B announced.

Plan B and 11 Brits lodged the case in December 2017, seeking to compel business, energy and industrial strategy secretary Greg Clark to raise the country’s target for cutting emissions by mid-century.

The plaintiffs were appealing the High Court’s decision in July not to hold a full hearing of the case. The Court of Appeals, however, sided with the High Court, saying there was “no compelling reason” why it should hear it.

That’s now the end of the road for the latest climate law case.

 

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January 31, 2019 at 05:41AM

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