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Climate lawyers to use UN 1.5°C report to sue governments

A major UN science report on global warming published Monday will bolster climate lawsuits, according to legal experts and those seeking redress for government inaction — The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sets out the difference in severity of climate impacts between 1.5°C and 2°C. It also indicates what would be …

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Brussels criticised for delays in banning toxic chemicals

European commission’s inaction is putting people’s health at risk, law firm says — People’s health is being put at risk by Brussels’ slow response to the use of dangerous chemicals, according to a report. A study by ClientEarth, an environmental law organisation, found that in nine out of 10 cases the European commission’s decision to …

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