European Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Citizens from Climate Change
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European Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Citizens from Climate Change

Europe’s highest human rights court made a decision on Tuesday about climate change that could have a big impact. They said that European countries need to make sure their citizens are safe from the bad effects of climate change. But they didn’t agree with a case brought by six young people from Portugal who wanted countries to reduce how much pollution they make.

Instead, the court listened to a group of older women from Switzerland who also wanted their government to do more about climate change. These women, called Senior Women for Climate Protection, won their case. They say older women are affected a lot by the extreme heat caused by climate change.

A lot of people were hoping the court would decide that countries have to do more to stop climate change. But even though they didn’t, they said that people have the right to be protected from the bad effects of climate change.

This decision is important because it’s the first time an international court has said something about climate change. It means that in Europe, countries might have to do more to stop climate change.

Before the court made its decision, many people gathered outside to show support. Even Greta Thunberg, a famous climate activist, was there. She’s been trying to get countries to do more about climate change for a long time.

Some people think this decision could change a lot of things. It could make countries take more action to stop climate change. But for now, the fight to protect the planet continues.

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