More than 600 young people under the age of 26 signed the 87-page document that is the basis for the lawsuit which was filed in the Stockholm District Court. They want the court to determine that the country has violated its citizen's human rights with its climate policies.
"Due to climate-related events, millions of girls lose their access to schools. Events like droughts and floods impact schools directly, displacements are caused due to some of these events," Malala Yousafzai said in an interview.
Climate activists placed more than 2,000 pairs of children's shoes in neat rows across London's Trafalgar Square on Monday to demand the British government stop bailing out carbon intensive industries that pollute the environment.
Swedish teenage Climate change activist Greta Thunberg joined other youth leaders to urge U.S. lawmakers to support "transformative Climate action” during two days of meetings and speeches on Capitol Hill, starting on Tuesday.
The team behind teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's yacht voyage to New York on Sunday fended off claims that her trip will create carbon emissions because team members will take transatlantic flights.
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, addressed a gathering here outside the White Hose and said that the movement will not relent in its demands for action.
The activists drove up to the British Treasury in a fire engine and sprayed red paint through the hose onto the building, though at one point they lost control of the hose.
Children in Australia and the Pacific Islands kicked off a millions-strong global climate strike on Friday — heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster.
"The world is experiencing rapid socioeconomic and environmental changes that are fundamentally impacting our ecosystems. Our success in tackling the growing environmental challenges largely depends on our ability to boost cooperation and join forces to protect our planet and safeguard its biodiversity," Almheiri said.
The 20-year-old activist, who has become a key face of the movement to fight climate change, had earlier in the day appeared in court, accused of disrupting traffic and refusing to leave a June protest in port city Malmo.