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Climate wars sweep courts as Biden eyes bold emissions cuts

December 22, 2020

CSSN scholar Joana Setzer is featured in ClimateWire, discussing the latest on global youth-led climate litigation cases.

“Legal action may be one important option for engaging young people who are concerned about the future of their environment, said Setzer of the Grantham Research Institute.

‘The children involved are really part of this new generation of kids that are wired; they really worry about climate change,’ she said.

Setzer added: “When you were a kid, did you think about bringing a lawsuit? Teaching these children about the law, about fighting for your rights in court — in that perspective, I find [these cases] very interesting.'”