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South Korean Youth Activists Take Government to Court over Climate Crisis

HeadlineApr 23, 2024

In South Korea, a court heard from youth climate activists and their families, who accuse the government of failing to meaningfully act on climate change. It’s believed to be the first such case in Asia; similar cases have been filed in Europe and the U.S. This is the mother of two children plaintiffs.

Lee Donghyun: “Carbon emission reduction keeps getting pushed back as if it is a homework that can be done later. But that burden will be what our children have to bear eventually.”

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