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Dutch Caribbean islanders sue Netherlands over climate change

Eight people from the Caribbean island of Bonaire are suing the Netherlands, accusing it of violating their human rights by not doing enough to protect them from the climate crisis. The group, with Greenpeace Netherlands, filed a formal legal challenge against the Dutch government in The Hague on Thursday, asking the district court to order it to cut its greenhouse emissions much more quickly and to help its most vulnerable territories adapt to the impact of the climate crisis. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/11/dutch-caribbean-islanders-sue-netherlands-over-climate-change

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  • johnte ndeto

    10 w

    Climate justice is unnegotiable 💯

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    • Sarah Chabane

      13 w

      Great job!!

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • George Kariuki

          13 w

          It's heartening to see communities taking action to hold governments accountable for their role in addressing the climate crisis.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            13 w

            Netherlands government should be held accountable for not protecting its people from climate change

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            • CHRIS NGATIA

              13 w

              @elizbeth_gathigia they need to be held accountable for their actions

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            • Princess

              13 w

              That's a very courageous move by Islanders.

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              • walter lungayi

                13 w

                It's important to see legal action being taken to address the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities.

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                • winnie nguru

                  13 w

                  Its good to see people tirelessly demanding better from the authorities

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    13 w

                    Such communities have to be shielded from effects of climate change and the Dutch government should and had to take note

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      13 w

                      @munene_mugambi I agree, the government must protect the livelihood of its citizens.

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      13 w

                      Safeguarding of human rights should not be made an option especially on climate change matters.

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                      • Joseph Githinji

                        13 w

                        @tabitha_kimani the Dutch authorities must do all it takes to make this right.

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                      • Abraham Jok Atem

                        13 w

                        Those who violet human rights must pay for it bitterly, thus the Government of Netherlands should face it rough

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          13 w

                          @abraham_jok_atem happy to see the Caribbean islanders stand for what is right.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          13 w

                          The Dutch authorities must pay for this, greenhouse gas emissions must be stopped by all means possible.

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