Swiss pensioners win climate victory in Strasbourg | DW News

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of Swiss pensioners that their government’s failure to act on climate change violated their human rights. It’s the first time the court has accepted such an argument and opens the door to more legal challenges. But it wasn’t all wins for activists — the judges in Strasbourg threw out a similar case brought by young Portuguese climate campaigners on procedural grounds. Another case brought by a French former mayor was also ruled inadmissible. We spoke to DW Correspondent Bernd Riegert in Strasbourg and to our Senior Climate Reporter Louise Osborne in Berlin.

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01:11 Interview Bernd Riegert, DW Correspondent
03:27 Interview Louise Osborne, DW Senior Climate Reporter

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