He is suing German power company RWE for damages. It generates electricity by burning coal. That contributes to climate change and thus the melting of the glacier near his home. The water threatens his livelihood. A German court will hear the case.
In the latest example of a wave of climate litigation across the world, six young people this week filed a case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, asking for accountability around the climate crisis.
Environmentalists have had little success taking the biggest climate offenders to court. But the case of a farmer from Peru being tried in Germany could change that. At COP25, he's being hailed by some as a hero.
Wildfires blazing in the Amazon have sparked an international dispute. As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismisses foreign leaders' condemnations, what can the international community really do to protect the Amazon?
The front line of the climate protest movement is moving to the courts as activists are targeted with anti-protest laws and big money lawsuits. But is the war on climate activism undermining fundamental protest rights?
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