Swiss elderly women win landmark climate case against government

By Thomson Reuters Apr 9, 2024 | 4:13 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled in favour of a group of Swiss elderly women suing their government for alleged “woefully inadequate” efforts to fight climate change, agreeing that their government had violated some human rights by missing past emissions reduction targets.

The ruling cannot be appealed.

(Reporting by Kate Abnett, Gloria Dickie)