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, Sussan Ley, has a duty to take reasonable care not to cause young people injury from the harms of climate change.

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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