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Grandpa Joins Polish Activists in Court Over Climate Change Failures

Claimants want Poland to cut its emissions 60% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Activists march through the streets Krakow during a climate strike, demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels. 

Activists march through the streets Krakow during a climate strike, demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels. 

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Young climate activists, a grandfather and a farmer sued the Polish government over its failure to deal with climate change.

The Polish citizens argue that extreme weather events exacerbated by the warming of the planet are threatening their individual rights and their livelihoods, in lawsuits filed at first instance courts in Poland this week. Environmental law firm ClientEarth, representing the individuals, said two more cases will follow.