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Saturday, 11 November 2017

GreenPeace: Student battles New Zealand government in climate lawsuit

Student battles New Zealand government in climate lawsuit
Auckland, 26 June 2017 - A law student from New Zealand is battling the country's government in court this morning over a "failure" to properly address climate change.A win would potentially mean the New Zealand government will be forced to go back to the drawing board and come up with more ambitious climate targets. Along with similar lawsuits, it will set a bar for the type of action that developed countries must take to prevent dangerous climate change.  Sarah Thomson, 26, claims that as a developed country, New Zealand has an obligation under the Paris Agreement to set a target in line with the scientific consensus. "So far the New Zealand government has shirked its...
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