GLOBAL LEGAL ACTIONS
Our Children's Trust is working to support youth and attorneys around the world who are developing and advancing legal actions to compel science-based government action on climate change in their own countries, which will protect present and future generations. The success of our partners include Norway's successful adoption of a public trust-based constitutional climate amendment; Urgenda’s big court win in the Netherlands mandating specific national emission reductions; and the Supreme Court of Pakistan allowing young Rabab Ali’s constitutional climate case to proceed on behalf of the public and future generations. We streamline our global work by cultivating relationships with partnering attorneys and youth who lead the efforts in their countries and to whom we provide legal, outreach, and communications support. Click on a country below to learn more.
Youth Recommend Science-Based Climate Standard to UN Committee on Rights of the Child
Read the submission here.
- Exhibit A: Dr. James Hansen's Declaration Supporting the Submission
- Exhibit B: Why Policies Must Be Based on 350 ppm and 1 Degree Celsius to Protect Young People and Future Generations
Read the press release here.