‘A duty of care’: Australian teenagers take their climate crisis plea to court

Anj Sharma, 16, and her team hope to force change they say is not coming quickly enough from government

Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun head to an Australian court on Tuesday to launch what they hope will prove to be a landmark case – one that establishes the federal government’s duty of care in protecting future generations from a worsening climate crisis.

If successful, the people behind the class action believe it may set a precedent that stops the government approving new fossil fuel projects.

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It stands to reason young people are taking the fight to those in power

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