What is the goal of this case?
The goal of this case is to seek a legally binding decision from the European Court of Human Rights
(ECtHR) requiring governments in Europe to take the urgent action needed to stop the climate crisis.
In bringing this case, the six youth-applicants seek to add to the increasing pressure which ordinary
people across Europe are putting on their governments to take this action now. They are going to
the ECtHR because its decisions have the power to bring about significant changes in the policies of European governments.
Importantly, while the ECtHR can order States to pay compensation, the youth-applicants are not seeking any money. This case is solely about making European governments act to protect their futures.