Today, 1 May 2021, marking two years since Parliament declared a climate emergency, three young people, Adetola Onamade, 24, Marina Tricks, 20 and Jerry Amokwandoh, 22, working with the climate litigation charity Plan B and the Stop The Maangamizi Campaign, served legal proceedings on the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak and the Energy Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, over the Government’s failure to honour its Paris Agreement commitments.

Since the lives and future of the Claimants depend upon implementation of the Paris Agreement, that failure violates their rights to life and to family life, which are protected by 1 Articles 2 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Ahead of the UK’s presiding role at the critical UN climate talks in Glasgow (COP26), the claim lays bare the dishonesty of Boris Johnson’s claims to “international climate leadership”.