Sisters of Mercy of the Americas continue to support youth in climate lawsuits (Americas)

The Institute Leadership Team (ILT) and the Northeast Community Leadership Team (CLT) signed onto an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief filed September 5, 2017, with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of 21 youth. The youth, aged 10-21 and from around the country, are suing the U.S. government to protect their fundamental right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life. This is the third time since 2013 that the ILT and Northeast CLT have supported youth in these types of cases.

To learn more about this case and why Mercy is engaged in this way, click here.