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Germany: Berlin court rules against farmers' climate protection lawsuit

Germany, Berlin
October 31, 2019 at 19:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Berlin court rejected a lawsuit brought against the German government by three families of organic farmers, over its failure to meet climate change targets, on Thursday.

"The court decided that the lawsuit is inadmissible because the complainants don't have a locus standi. The background is that the court did not see the pertinence of the origins of the claims brought forward by the accusers," said Stephan Groscurth, Court spokesperson.

Backed by the Greenpeace, the case began after the farmers claimed losses of livelihood due to climate change and the government's failure to meet its targets.

"We want to achieve that the federal government adopts its climate goals once again, or rather takes on given actions again in order to reduce the CO2 output," said Johannes, one of the plaintiffs of the action.

Carrying posters and calling for environmental action, protesters gathered outside of the court in support to the lawsuit.

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A Berlin court rejected a lawsuit brought against the German government by three families of organic farmers, over its failure to meet climate change targets, on Thursday.

"The court decided that the lawsuit is inadmissible because the complainants don't have a locus standi. The background is that the court did not see the pertinence of the origins of the claims brought forward by the accusers," said Stephan Groscurth, Court spokesperson.

Backed by the Greenpeace, the case began after the farmers claimed losses of livelihood due to climate change and the government's failure to meet its targets.

"We want to achieve that the federal government adopts its climate goals once again, or rather takes on given actions again in order to reduce the CO2 output," said Johannes, one of the plaintiffs of the action.

Carrying posters and calling for environmental action, protesters gathered outside of the court in support to the lawsuit.

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