Failure to tackle emissions risks death, disease and flooding, court told

There is a “real national risk of death, disease and coastal flooding” if the government does not tackle the country’s rising emissions, the High Court has heard.

On the second day of the landmark historic case against the state, the court heard claims it is breaching the human rights of its citizens over its inability to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

It was also claimed the government is breaching the constitutional right to life, bodily integrity and a healthy environment as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.

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