More than 170 leading lawyers have signed an open letter warning:

  • Breach of the 1.5˚C Paris goal threatens mass loss of life and end of rule of law
  • Companies giving misleading info on climate may face criminal prosecution
  • Climate protestors may have a good legal defence

Press release

Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B, said:

“The rule of law is being corrupted. There’s no accountability for those exposing the public to extreme risks by knowingly breaching the 1.5˚C climate change limit – humanity’s lifeline – while those taking peaceful and proportionate action to prevent the ultimate crime against humanity are persecuted and threatened with 10 years’ imprisonment. It’s time to take a stand.”

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