The “Case of the Century” will be debated in the courtroom of the Paris Administrative Court. After the euphoria generated by the 2.1 million signatures of the eponymous online petition launched in support of their “prior indemnity request” of 17 December 2018 for “climate inaction” against the State, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for the nature and the man, Greenpeace France, Our business to all and Oxfam France raise the tone.
Thursday, March 14, the four associations launched a procedure by filing before the court a full legal action. They expect the administrative court to recognize the State’s obligations in the fight against climate change, to note its faults and shortcomings in this area, and – once the evidence is available – that it enjoins the state to put an end to it.
Anxious to put their action in the dynamics of a week of international mobilization punctuated by the global strike of high school students for the climate, Friday, March 15, and the climate marches, Saturday, March 16, the NGOs have for the time taken as a “summary application” before the Paris Administrative Court. This 20-page document summarizes the content of the complementary brief which should enrich, within a month, a procedure that promises to test their endurance.