In 2015 Asghar Leghari, a Pakistani lawyer, filed a petition arguing that the government was violating their population’s human rights by not meeting their responsibilities in regard to climate change. The High Court sided with Leghari and ordered the government to step up action and appointed an overseeing body to make sure it happened. Environmental organisation Urgenda similarly sued the government in Holland, arguing that by not addressing the problem of climate change the Dutch government is endangering the lives of their citizens in the future. The courts again decided in Urgenda’s favour and this pressure led to the Dutch government closing a coal fired plant and upping subsidies for renewable energy. In Australia, the UK, Brazil, Spain, New Zealand and Germany, similar cases have also been won or are under way, proving that legally speaking governments are failing to protect their citizens from the very real threats climate change poses in the immanent future, and those citizens are able and increasingly willing to litigate over these issues.