Hundreds of activists, including Greta Thunberg, sue Swedish government over climate policy

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Archive – Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. – Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has sued the Swedish government over its climate policy on Friday, along with more than 600 environmental activists, in a bid to push for effective measures to curb climate change.

«Today is a perfect day to sue the state for its insufficient climate policy. That is what we have done. See you in court,» the 19-year-old said in a message posted via her Twitter account.

The plaintiffs include a large number of children and teenagers belonging to the Aurora organization, which aims to get the Swedish government to take «stronger» measures against global warming, as reported by the newspaper ‘Dagens Nyheter’.

The young activists have also asked the Swedish justice system to recognize the «inadequacy» and «inaction» of the authorities in environmental matters.

Both Thunberg and his movement were honored in 2019 by Amnesty International with its annual Ambassador of Conscience award due to their «unique leadership and courage in the fight for Human Rights».