Greenpeace v. Spain II
Jurisdiction: Supreme Court
Principle law(s): Spain's integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030
Side A: Greenpeace Spain (Ngo)
Side A: Oxfam Intermón (Ngo)
Side A: Ecologistas en Acción (Ngo)
Side A: Coordinadora de ONG para el Desarrollo (Ngo)
Side B: Spain (Government)
Core objectives: Whether Spain's climate plan is sufficient to meet Paris Agreement goals
SummaryOn May 28, 2021, Greenpeace Spain, Oxfam Intermón, Ecologistas en Acción, and Coordinadora de ONG para el Desarrollo filed suit alleging that the Government of Spain's climate plan was insufficient to meet Paris Agreement goals and the 1.5C temperature target. In March 2021, Spain approved the National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030. Plaintiff NGOs challenged the plan on the grounds that it was not ambitious enough to meet the Paris Agreement's temperature goals and did not uphold public participation guarantees required for an adequate environmental assessment. The case was filed by most of the same plaintiffs as those in a similar case also challenging the National Energy and Climate Plan. On July 1, 2021, the Supreme Court admitted the case.
Related laws and policies
The National Energy and Climate (ENCP) Plan is a ten-year integrated document mandated by the European Union to each of its member states in order for the EU to meet its overall greenhouse gases emissions targets. The Energy and Climate Plan addresses all five dimensions of the EU Energy Union: ...