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23 Jan 2020

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Greenpeace International

Judgement brings Norwegian climate lawsuit a huge step forward

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While the Norwegian Court rightly upholds the Constitution which guarantees everyone’s right to a healthy environment, it doesn’t acknowledge the environmental boundaries breached by awarding 10 oil drilling licenses in the Arctic...

This is an important legal victory on the right to a healthy environment under the Norwegian Constitution,” said head of Greenpeace Norway Frode Pleym...

“Still, the Court finds that the threshold for invalidating the oil drilling licences is not breached. The co-plaintiffs will appeal the judgement to Supreme Court, as it is clear that this necessitates further review by the judiciary,” said Frode Pleym.

The Court of Appeal additionally found that the case raises important principles pertaining to the environment and the living conditions for current and future generations. Thus it has ruled that Greenpeace and Nature and Youth do not need to bear the government’s costs from the District Court nor the Court of Appeal...

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