We are passionate climate warriors. Our legal battle is not over but my heart is a bit lighter | Ava Princi

As a student striker I’m used to being dismissed by adults, so this judgment to protect us from the climate crisis is exciting

Seven other Australian high school students and I made history on Thursday. We sat in the federal court in Sydney, holding hands and barely breathing, and heard Justice Mordecai Bromberg say that our federal environment minister, , has a duty to take reasonable care not to cause young people injury from the harms of .

This is a world first. And, to be honest, I think I’m still in shock.

Related: Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

This case was about young people stepping up and being heard in court

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