Youth Verdict….Climate Campaigners take Clive Palmer to court

A group of climate campaigners are taking Clive Palmer to court claiming the proposed coal mine in the Galilee Basin could breach their human rights.

Tthe first climate case brought by young people in Australia.
Mel, Brisbane

This landmark case is a major moment in environmental law in Australia – the first time a coal mine has been challenged on Human Rights grounds.

Uma, Gold Coast

The group called Youth Verdict is a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people from right across Queensland. They all have one thing in common – they stand to be most impacted by the climate change that is fuelled by the coal we burn today.

Dane, Brisbane

In their opposition to this mine Youth Verdict is joining the Bimblebox Alliance – a determined group of Galilee Basin landholders and their supporters who have spent 10years battling the Galilee Coal Project.

Oscar, Brisbane

These farmers and local landholders are defending the Bimblebox Nature Refuge which is almost 8000 hectares of  95% remnant woodland, a haven  for native wildlife and plants,  including over 173 bird species, that would be devastated  by the mine.

Brianna, Stanthorpe

This landmark case is a watershed moment in Australian legal history and has the potential to be a game-changer in the legal fight against climate change.

Zarah, Maleny

Youth Verdict are clients of the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO). For over 30 years, the EDO has been using the law to protect the climate, communities, animals and the natural environment – from the Tarkine to the Kimberley.

Lily, Sunshine Coast

They are made up of legal and scientific experts that work all around the country with farmers, conservation groups, Traditional Owners, and people from all walks of life and from all over Australia – from the outback to the cities.

Lujayn, Brisbane

EDO’s client Youth Verdict are challenging Clive Palmer’s proposed Galilee Coal Project in Queensland’s Land Court, arguing the mine will contribute to catastrophic climate change and increase the risk of bushfires, drought, floods, heatwaves and cyclones.

Libby + Lola, Quandamooka Country

On their behalf, EDO lawyers will argue the Galilee Coal Project would cause a breach of their human rights by fuelling dangerous climate change that puts their futures, their lives, and their cultures at risk.

Billie, Townsville

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