CAN Europe, has applied to the European General Court to intervene in the People’s Climate Case – a case in which families and youth have challenged the EU in order to protect their fundamental rights from the insufficiency of the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target. Through this intervention, CAN Europe aims to increase the pressure on the EU to live up to its Paris Agreement responsibilities.
CAN Europe, Europe’s leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change with over 150 member organisations from 35 European countries, representing over 1.700 NGOs and more than 40 million citizens, will present its arguments to the Court for the need to increase the European Union’s 2030 climate target in order to comply with the objective of the Paris Agreement to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.
The Court rules allow the persons/organisations to intervene, in support of one of the parties by explaining their interest in the outcome of the case. Any intervenor can submit written submissions to the court, and can also be part of an oral hearing. CAN Europe will intervene in the applicants side to support the claim of the plaintiffs impacted by climate change.
Find our application for intervention below: