In September 2020, eight young school strikers launched a world-first class action on behalf of 5 million young people. They alleged Australia’s Environment Minister had a duty of care to avoid causing them climate harm by approving a new coal project.
The case made waves, not only around Australia, but across the world.
An initial victory established the Minister owed a duty to avoid harming children.
The Minister appealed and the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia determined that such a duty did not exist.
Today the children announce their decision not to appeal the case further.
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