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Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough 
In our February 15 1 Planet News we highlighted five youth activists, one of which being Luisa Neubauer of Germany. Germany’s supreme constitutional court has ruled that the government’s climate protection measures are insufficient to protect future generations, after a complaint brought by environmentalist groups. In a groundbreaking ruling, the judges of the Karlsruhe court, Germany’s highest, said the government now had until the end of next year to improve its Climate Protection Act, passed in 2019, and to ensure it met 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals more immediately. Neubauer welcomed the ruling, saying: “This is huge. Climate protection is not nice to have; climate protection is our basic right and that’s official now. This is a huge win for the climate movement, it changes a lot.” The court said it was unconstitutional for emission reduction targets to have been postponed for so many years and stated that the law was not detailed enough about how reductions would happen. ​

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Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

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California testing solar-paneled canals

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