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Russia’s first climate lawsuit filed over greenhouse emissions

Thursday 15 Sep 22 10:30am


Russia’s first climate lawsuit was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday by activists who demanded Russia take urgent steps to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet its obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The lawsuit is the first of it's kind to be accepted by a court in Russia. Along with the United States, Russia is one of the world’s biggest per capita emitters of greenhouse gases but the lawsuit says authorities have made insufficient efforts to slow climate change.

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