Heathrow expansion violates climate rights of children, say lawyers

The Guardian | Oct 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM
  • Fresh legal challenges on Thursday by environmental NGOs, councils and the mayor of London against the construction of a third runway will be presented during a five-day hearing.
  • Since then, it has signed into law a commitment for the country to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • The court has allowed the World Wide Fund for Nature to submit documents arguing the planned expansion violates the rights of future generations under the UN convention on the rights of the child.