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A historic victory for climate justice! This UN resolution paves the way for legal action against climate offenders

On Wednesday, a historic UN resolution was adopted that is expected to make it easier to hold countries accountable for their failure to tackle the climate emergency. Led by Vanuatu, a tiny Pacific island nation vulnerable to extreme climate effects, and youth activists, the resolution seeks to secure a legal opinion from the International Court of Justice to clarify states’ obligations to address the climate crisis and specify any consequences countries should face for inaction. You can read more about it in this climate love:

More than 120 countries co-sponsored the resolution, including the UK, but not the US. 🤡 The resolution is expected to establish a legal litmus test for the global climate justice movement seeking to hold countries accountable for their climate failures in the courts. While the opinion from the world’s highest court will not be binding in domestic courts, establishing international legal rules can be influential on judges and governments.
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The resolution represents the first attempt to establish climate action obligations under international law, which advocates hope will strengthen climate-related litigation by helping vulnerable states and advocates hold countries accountable for their action and inaction. It comes at a time when mounting frustration is felt over the mismatch between the global community’s rhetoric and action on climate change, amidst escalating losses for countries such as Vanuatu, which face an existential threat due to sea-level rise.
The ICJ advisory will help establish whether there is a legal obligation for countries to do what they have committed to in non-binding treaties such as the 2015 Paris climate agreement and whether failure to do so can be challenged through litigation. It is a significant step towards holding polluting countries legally accountable for their inaction in tackling the climate crisis. Fantastic news!

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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear Sarah Chabane Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to United Nations and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Kevin

      63 w

      This is a huge win.

      • Edwin wangombe

        63 w

        Climate justice has now found a meaning... Let everyone who harms the planet be held accountable and be punished... Ecocide should be a criminal offense

        • Videlis Eddie

          63 w

          Yees.... This was well overdue... But it's always better than never... Let those who harm the planet face the music

          • Annett Michuki..

            63 w

            the nation deserves clean energy

            • Tabitha Kimani

              63 w

              A historic moment in deed.

              • Daniel Waweru

                63 w

                A very big win indeed

                • Saustine Lusanzu

                  63 w

                  Climate action at win


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                    💚#Also 📢 BREAKING! The #EU Parliament has JUST NOW announced its support for the inclusion of “#ecocide” in the🇪🇺 EU's revised crime directive!Objective: to end impunity for environmental criminals ⚖️ Now to convince EU Member States 💪 Story:… #StopEcocide

                    • Patrick Kiash

                      63 w

                      Wow! That's a significant steps🪜

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