German farmers take Merkel govt to court on climate targets

Three German farming families are taking Chancellor Angela Merkel to court, arguing that her government isn’t doing enough to tackle…

Three German farming families are taking Chancellor Angela Merkel to court, arguing that her government isn’t doing enough to tackle climate change. The lawsuit that will be heard Thursday is the first attempt in Germany to hold authorities legally accountable for pledges they have made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Similar cases elsewhere have met with mixed success.

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