Investigation & Politics 4x15' 52'


The race of climate emergency keeps on gathering pace. Yet those responsible often go unpunished. To denounce the state’s inaction, several activists decided to take legal action. The September 27th of 2023, the Youth4ClimateJustice members stood up in the ECHR before 32 states to denounce climate inaction. Today, a new frontline in the ecological battle is taking shape.


The EU’s goal to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050 is no longer enough. To tackle the climate crisis, we need to act now, and radically. Worldwide, activists spread the word by reiterating their actions. But governments only are able to impose measures commensurate to such challenge. Spanning Europe, we follow 4 major cases initiated by people of all ages, and brought against European states: “#YouthforClimate” (Portugal), “Urgenda” (Netherlands), “L’Affaire du Siècle” (Deal of the Century - France) and the “Aînées pour le Climat” (Senior Women for Climate Protection - Switzerland). For the very first time ever, the European Court of Human Rights considers their request...


Through interviews with activists, jurists and experts, we learn about the rise of modern climate justice. 


Produced with an eco-responsible approach, this film plunges us into a vast environmental battle, waged by a new generation determined to make a difference. 

  • Ep 1: The Fight takes Root
  • Ep 2: Against all Odds
  • Ep 3: Seniors on the Front Line
  • Ep 4: The Dawn of a New Era?

Direction: Zouhair Chebbale & Léa Ducré

Production: Seppia for ARTE.TV & Ushuaïa TV

Ecoprod Pionnier & Film d'Utilité Publique Labels

Languages: French, English

awards & festivals

  • FIPADOC 2023


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