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Climate in Court: the UN resolution that could bring climate justice for all

Climate in Court: the UN resolution that could bring climate justice for all

BIRD STORY AGENCY THE UN General Assembly on Wednesday, March 29, upheld a unanimous agreement to invite the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory opinion on climate justice. The resolution asks the ICJ to clarify the "obligations of states under international law to ensure the protection of the climate system." Among other issues, the court will advise on the legal consequences nations face for not protecting Earth's climate. The move could have huge implications for collective efforts to fight climate change, according to climate campaigners. "This is a major step towards holding countries accountable for their actions," said…
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