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Posted by te2ataria on November 12, 2015

NZ law student sues government over climate change inaction

Sarah Thomson, a law student from Hamilton, has filed a case with the NZ High Court in Wellington suing the government for failing to set adequate emission reduction targets to reduce the impact of climate change, according to a report.

Thomson, 24, says she was inspired by the world’s first climate liability suit in June, a landmark decision in which the Dutch courts found the government’s emissions-cutting targets were too inadequate and ordered the state to reduce emissions by 25% by 2020 to protect its citizens from the  impact of climate change.

“[Having studied that case] I realised it wasn’t just about the environment, it was about human rights – the right to safety, the right to security,” Thomson said.

Thomson, who has just completed a law degree, told Fairfax that it was the first time she’s taken a case to court.

“I want to be able to look my [future] children in the eye and say that I didn’t just stand by and watch this happen.”

“The science shows that New Zealand’s emissions targets just aren’t good enough to avoid dangerous climate change.  Scientists agree that the reductions are too small and will take too long,” Thomson said.

The case is filed against the government’s Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser.

Read more at http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/73951223/Hamilton-student-sues-government-over-climate-change-targets

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