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This is the
young generations‘ call
for climate justice.

Bob Loughman

Former Prime Minister of Vanuatu

This is for
the world’s
most vulnerable.

Bob Loughman

Former Prime Minister of Vanuatu

This is for
our collective
future.

Bob Loughman

Former Prime Minister of Vanuatu

© Abir Abdullah

Our vision

Visionary youth from around the world are taking governments to court for failing to protect our climate. For the first time in history, this fight has reached the world’s highest court.

The NOT JUST CELSIUS project makes this complex topic accessible to the wider public and calls on people all around the world to take up the call for climate justice.

Why Climate Justice needs the International Court of Justice

Act now

For the first time in history, the world’s highest court could decide to hold polluters accountable for the harm they cause to people and planet. The EU is key in making this happen – but we need to put the pressure on…

Let’s make sure the EU acts like a real ‘climate leader’ and saves our futures!

Sign the petition

© Alliance for a Climate Justice Advisory Opinion

The road to the

International Court of Justice

© Alliance for a Climate Justice Advisory Opinion

March 2019

The youth-led organization PISFCC launches a campaign to take climate justice to the International Court of Justice (World Court).

2019

© PISFCC x WYCJ

September 2021

The government of Vanuatu incorporates the campaign into its policies and international negotiations.

2021

©PISFCC/New York

March 2023

In a historic United Nations vote, more than 130 countries support Vanuatu’s call to take climate justice to the World Court.

2023

© WYCJ

March 2024

All countries, including UN member states, and designated organizations may submit their views on this issue via a written statement to the court.

2024

© Stephanie Keith / Greenpeace

Autumn 2024

States and organizations can express their views on the issue through an oral hearing before the court.

2024

In 2025

The International Court of Justice is expected to issue an authoritative legal statement (Advisory Opinion) on climate justice.

2025