How science bolstered a key European climate-change case

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Date of Publication: September 11

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: Berlin, Germany

Publisher: Springer Nature

Author(s): Charlotte E. Blattner, Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Thomas L. Frölicher et al.

A group of older women in Switzerland has taken the government to court over its inaction on climate change. Our experience in preparing evidence for the case offers six lessons for researchers.

This year, more than 2,000 Swiss women over the age of 64 are waging a legal battle at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Called Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland (KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz), the association is suing the Swiss government in Europe’s highest human-rights court for not doing enough to combat climate change and to protect their health from related heat risks.

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