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Peru: One farmer’s battle against German energy giant RWE

Saúl Luciano Lliuya, a farmer from Peru, is suing German energy giant RWE. He says the company’s greenhouse gas emissions are endangering his home. It’s a David and Goliath battle that could set a precedent in holding major polluters accountable.
When Saúl Luciano Lliuya learned that RWE’s coal mining operations had apparently produced more CO2 emissions than the entire country of Peru, he became convinced that a lawsuit could be successful. Many communities in the Andes are witnessing the effects of climate change on a daily basis. Peru is now one of the countries most affected by global warming. A glacial lake above Luciano Lliuya’s home city has swollen significantly due to glacier meltwater resulting from climate change. Experts say a sudden major avalanche could cause the lake to burst through existing flood defenses, with deadly consequences for the city below. Up to 50,000 people would be affected. The family homes of Luciano Lliuya and his neighbors are also in the danger zone.
In 2015, Saúl Luciano Lliuya sued RWE in a German court. The "Saúl vs. RWE" case could have a ripple effect for the fossil fuel industry. After all, the case of Luciano Lliuya is not an isolated one: There are similar stories worldwide in poorer countries that have done little to contribute to the climate crisis yet feel its effects most profoundly. If Luciano Lliuya wins, the ruling could pave the way for many more lawsuits to come.

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  • Ann Nyambura

    2 w

    It's a reminder that ordinary people can make a difference and hold big polluters accountable for their actions.

    • We Don't Have Time

      6 w

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      • Vermeer Xie

        6 w

        I couldn't help to notice that the battle started in 2015. It´s never easy when an individual trying to fight with big corporations. We need to give our support through spreading the word.

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        • Boniface Kuria

          6 w

          @ke_vermeer_xie I just love how committed he is.

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          • Jane Wangui

            6 w

            @ke_vermeer_xie And when the law is supposed to ensure that justice is served, they always side with the big corporations simply because they are gaining something.

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          • Chris Ndungu

            6 w

            The voice of this farmer should be given full concern as long as that company is jeopardizing his life. Companies that pollute the environment should not be given room for negotiation. They ought to be given the taste of their own medicine!

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            • Boniface Kuria

              6 w

              @chris_ndungu Yes. He should be empowered to face such a giant.

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            • winnie nguru

              6 w

              Climate injustices exist everywhere in the world. The big companies should take responsibility for their actions and do better

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              • Jane Wangui

                6 w

                @winnie_nguru And that's why we need more firm rules to ensure that no one rights are violated.

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              • Rotich Kim

                6 w

                This case of climate injustice should have been solved long ago we are now focusing on improving the climate and technology

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                • Tabitha Kimani

                  6 w

                  More citizens should join hands towards fighting for a clean environmental

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                  • Kevin

                    6 w

                    The wheels of justice really flatten the ground for such battles.It will be historic if the farmer wins the case against such a conglomerate

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                    • George Kariuki

                      6 w

                      Saúl Luciano Lliuya represents a beacon of hope in the fight against climate injustice.We must continue to amplify their voices and push for systemic changes that prioritize people and planet over profit.

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

                        6 w

                        We must keep pushing for the eco side law to be launched immediately so as to deal with people engaging in polluting the environment, it's time to act now

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                        • Gorffly mokua

                          6 w

                          It's inspiring to see individuals like Saúl Luciano Lliuya standing up to major polluters & holding them accountable for their actions. His voice should be heard and perpetrators brought into account!

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                          • Elizabeth Gathigia

                            6 w

                            This coal company should be held accountable, the government should also listen to its people and take action against this company

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                            • zelda ninga

                              6 w

                              I hope he gets more support for him to be able to succeed in suing the coal company.

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                              • Gorffly mokua

                                6 w

                                @zelda_ninga_442 He needs every support he needs!💯✔

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                              • Felix mokaya

                                6 w

                                This is not something to talk now and then ,it is a high time government take serious action on this polluting companies .This companies licenses should be revoked or even to be totally banned .

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                                • Gorffly mokua

                                  6 w

                                  @felix_mokaya We all have a role to play in advocating for and demanding strong environmental regulations and policies.

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                                • walter lungayi

                                  6 w

                                  Those companies that pollute the environment and cause climate change should be put to justice and be accountable for their action including compensation to those affected.

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                                  • Gorffly mokua

                                    6 w

                                    @walter_lungayi I completely agree. Companies that pollute the environment & contribute to climate change should be held accountable for their actions & be required to compensate those impacted by their activities.

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                                    • Saustine Lusanzu

                                      6 w

                                      @walter_lungayi that's why eco side law is more important in shaping the polluters and making them accountable

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                                    • Boniface Kuria

                                      6 w

                                      We need to find this guy and support him. A true David vs Goliath case

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