Citizens of Poland, including young climate activists, a grandfather and a farmer, plan to take the government to court over its failure to tackle climate change.

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Janusz Buszkowski, ClientEarth’s lead lawyer on the cases, said, “A few years back, climate litigation was a complete fantasy, especially in Poland, and now it’s becoming a reality. Examples of climate court litigation with spectacular results outside of Poland were an encouragement for us.” 

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Buszkowski said, “We have quite a few Polish examples of climate cases and they were so far treated by courts seriously. We believe that the time has come to go at a larger scale and to sue the only entity that’s responsible for the emissions from the whole territory of Poland, which is the Polish state.”

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