Czech Greenpeace considers lawsuit against Czech Republic over carbon emissions

The Czech branch of Greenpeace is considering filing a lawsuit against the Czech Republic, pushing the government to reduce carbon emissions, spokesman Lukáš Hrbek told the Czech News Agency on Thursday. The Czech environment campaigners have been inspired by Wednesday’s ruling by a court in the Hague, which has ordered the Dutch government to cut its carbon emissions by at least 25 percent within the next five years. According to Jan Rovenský of Greenpeace, the breakthrough ruling could have a significant impact on international negotiations on climate change and reduction of emissions which will culminate in Paris at the end of this year.

Author: Ruth Fraňková