News Digest Item
25 Nov 2016

“Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE”

Deutsche Welle/dpa

Peruvian farmer Saúl Lliuya is suing German utility RWE in the District Court of Essen, saying the company’s carbon emissions drive climate change and threaten his home town Huaraz, writes Gero Rueter for Deutsche Welle. Lliuya says global warming is melting a glacier nearby his town. “As a result, water levels in the mountain lake above the city are increasing, meaning that his family home could be swept away by a 30-meter high flood wave,” the article says. Lliuya is supported by environmental organisation Germanwatch. A victory for the plaintiff seems unlikely and the court will make an announcement in December, Rueter writes.

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