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🎇⚖️PATHBREAKING CLIMATE JUSTICE WIN TODAY! The #UN Human Rights Committee finds that Australia violated its #humanrights obligations by failing to take adequate climate action and requests full remedy for impacted Torres Strait Islanders
theguardian.com/australia-news…
A thread 🧵1/19
2-📌The case is particularly important in the context of an emerging groundswell of judicial victories for #ClimateJustice as it breaks new grounds with regards to the duty of the States to provide remedy in the context of climate-related #LossAndDamage
3-🗣️Let us celebrate the courage and boldness of plaintiffs and lawyers who brought their complaint to the UN after decades of inaction by the Australian government. This case will have ripple effects beyond what one can imagine today.
👏@SMarjanacCE @MferiaTinta @ClientEarth
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#ClimateLitigation developments in Italy 🇮🇹 What happened at the hearings held by the Civil Court of Rome in #GiudizioUniversale, the case targeting Italy’s failure to fight climate change? 🧵Thread: Image
1/10 In the course of the trial, lawyers for the plaintiffs submitted evidence on both the gravity of the climate emergency and the inadequate measures taken by the State: inaction exposes people to dangerous climate change and triggers a violation of fundamental human rights⚠️
2/10 However, the State described the climate case brought by @ASudOnlus as “an intrusion” undermining the power of political institutions. It claimed full immunity for its conduct, i.e. the impossibility for the Court to evaluate the lawfulness of its climate action.
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Kan man sagsøge sig til en grønnere verden? @WillRohdeMadsen og jeg har brugt lidt af sommeren på at diskutere klimasøgsmål. Nedenfor er nogle indledende tanker 👇#eudk #dkgreen #climatelitigation @thinkeuropa
1/10 Vi ser en stigende tendens til, at NGO’er sagsøger virksomheder og stater i Europa for ikke at leve op til deres klimamålsætninger og forpligtelser #eudk #dkgreen #climatelitigation
2/10 Vi har de seneste år set en række strategiske klima- og miljøsager prøvet ved europæiske domstole. Sagerne har lagt vægt på virksomheder og staters juridiske ansvar for at nå klimamålsætninger og overholde forpligtelser #eudk #dkgreen #climatelitigation
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#climatelitigation #GlobalSouth 👇🏼🧶
Conectas Direitos Humanos, a Brazilian NGO, filed a civil climate action against BNDES (Brazil's Development Bank) and BNDESPar, the bank's investment arm responsible for managing its shareholdings in Brazilian companies held by the bank.
This is the world's climate litigation case against a national development bank!
Although BNDESPar, which is publicly owned, follows an Environmental and Social Policy for Operating in Capital Markets, which bans support for companies with a track record of environmental crimes and modern-day slavery, this policy does not include climate criteria.
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#Norway´s #ClimateShame and the impossibility of getting a good and just #COP26 outcome ... a brief #thread

Accounting for exported emissions, #Norway has fourth highest per capita emissions in the world after Kuwait, Brunei and Qatar.

Much higher than Russia, USA, China, UK!
Norway also happens to be one of the richest countries in the world with a GDP per capita that is in the top 3 or top 10, depending on which ranking you look at.

In addition, it has an #OilFund with money in the bank worth more than 300% of GDP, the largest #SWF in the world.
We have a (temp) seat in the UN security council, fancy iourself as a major player in foreign affairs, have tried our hand at peacemaking with moderate success & are, on a per capita basis, one of the biggest contributors to development aid

We think we are fair-minded & benign!
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Did you see all the recent developments in #climatelitigation in @SabinCenter's global database? In case you missed them, here is a summary of what happened in the past 2 weeks:
🇩🇪 Lots of new cases in Germany:
First, two cases targeting auto companies.
The first one is against BMW:
👉 bit.ly/3vjbiUu
🇩🇪 The second one, against Mercedes-Benz:
👉 bit.ly/30l4iL8
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Did you follow all of the new cases added to the @SabinCenter climate litigation database? Check this thread to see if you missed any development in global #climatelitigation? 🧵
Starting with the cases recently added to our database:

An ICSID tribunal found Colombia 🇨🇴 breached an FTA due to its protection of the páramos ecosystem - essential in carbon sequestration.

👉 bit.ly/3B17bOA
🇧🇷 Brazilian court in Rio Grande do Sul finds that thermal power stations are required to assess potential climate damage in EIAs.

👉 bit.ly/3zTmYxI
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📌Exceptional week for #ClimateLitigation: people around world working to leverage power of the law to hold govs accountable & advance #ClimateJustice!
➡️in THREAD below: short tour of developments in past days: many decisions pending but some very positive progress already👇1/9 Image
1/ 🇳🇴 Norway: Supreme Court hears game-changing challenge by @Greenpeace & @NaturogUngdom vs. Arctic oil based on right to healthy environment as protected by Constitution. new dvp re: lack of transparency cld be turning point
#peoplevsoil #klimasøksmål bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
2/ 🇫🇷 France: State Council's public rapporteur gave last chance to gov to demonstrate compatibility of policies with climate obligations as gov failed so far to demonstrate that is has not “wrongfully faulted” on climate
#GrandeSynthe #LAffaireDuSiècle
lemonde.fr/planete/articl…
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🚨BREAKING: Minnesota @AGEllison just announced a consumer fraud climate lawsuit against Exxon, Koch, API. Asks: restitution for harms, internal research receipts and a corrective MN public education campaign on climate change. More @EENewsUpdates later #climatelitigation
You can peruse the complaint here 👇(lots of visuals and receipts in there on deception claims)
ag.state.mn.us/Office/Communi…
Reminder: Mass AG Maura Healey has a similarly flavored climate/consumer protection lawsuit currently in the works in state court, with recently-added claims relating to the COVID-19 pandemic 👇eenews.net/climatewire/st…
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