Good news: Supreme Court of Ireland has ordered the Irish government to comply with Ireland's #climatelaw. That means the government must, with full public consultation, adopt a specific, transparent plan showing what Ireland will actually do over the next three decades to get to net zero by 2050.
The government had pretended to comply with a vague plan for 2017-2022 that promised to study options while allowing emissions to rise.
This is the second national Supreme Court, after the Netherlands, to order governments to comply with climate laws, keep their word, and make (not duck) hard choices. Good news for climate litigators around the world, including the youth plaintiffs in Canada.
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