Over two million people have signed a petition backing the court move in France, which follows similar cases lodged in the Netherlands, Pakistan and Colombia that yielded historic wins for climate campaigners (AFP Photo/Alain JOCARD)More

Paris (AFP) – Four environmental NGOs on Thursday sued the French government for failing to uphold its commitments on fighting climate change, the latest in a series of high-profile cases that aim to force governments around the world into action.

The foundation of Nicolas Hulot, a crusading former environment minister who quit President Emmanuel Macron’s government last year over what he saw as its failure to green the economy, has teamed up with Oxfam, Greenpeace and “Notre Affaire A Tous” (It’s Everyone’s Business) in taking on the state.

Over two million people

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