Clean air in courts

When scientists announce that the air you’re breathing is far more dangerous than previously understood, and your government does nothing, what do you do? For these German and Belgian residents, the answer is to take the countries’ leadership to the highest national court. The plaintiffs are parents and children, some of whom suffer with asthma and respiratory conditions, and they are vying to formally establish a right to clean air in the lawbooks in collaboration with ClientEarth.

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